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Mā ngā hinengaro ketu o ia whakatipuranga e hura ngā mea hou.
The searching minds of each generation reveal new things.

Science Library – Summer Closure

Due to the installation of a new lift, the Science Library will be closed from Sunday 12 November 2023 through until Monday 19 February 2024. Library staff will continue to have access to the Science Library collections, so items requested from the collection via Library Search | Ketu will continue to be made available to Library users.

Enquiries can be directed to:

Library support for Endnote at the University of Otago

Clarivate, the provider of Endnote, delivers excellent support for Endnote via email and chat as well as training videos and FAQ s. The University Endnote subscription includes access to this service. From 1 September 2023, all educational support and troubleshooting for EndNote will be provided by Clarivate.  Links to the Clarivate website are available from the Managing Your References guide:

Managing Your References: EndNote

Whilst library education and troubleshooting for Endnote will be discontinued, library staff will continue to support citing and referencing.

Referencing – University of Otago Library

University software support for EndNote is available from ITS :

Endnote – ITS

What is Gen AI ?

Want to learn more about Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI)? View the new Gen AI Library guide.

Gen AI Library guide

Publishing your research – new for 2023

Otago researchers can take advantage of Read and Publish Agreements to publish Otago research and scholarly articles direct to Open Access with no transactional article processing charges (APCs), within over 7600 journals from 14 publishers.

Last year over 300 articles were published open access under these agreements with no APCs paid by Otago researchers.

See the Read and Publish Guide for the list of publishers and titles included in these agreements.

Read and Publish Guide

What's new for 2023?

  • The number of agreements in place has risen from 6 to 14
  • From 1 July 2023 the Elsevier Read and Publish Agreement eligible title list will be expanded from 235 to 1,649 hybrid Open Access titles.
  • Additional publishing discounts on APCs are available
  • Some of the new agreements allow Otago authors to submit their articles to the University's institutional repository:
    OUR Archive

What's in it for you?

Otago researchers are now able to publish Open Access articles at no cost to the researcher, through new Read and Publish agreements with the listed publishers. Check the details as some agreements have limits on the number of articles included in the agreement.

Listed publishers

How to access this opportunity

You don't need to change your publishing practices. Submit as usual and you will be notified on acceptance if you are eligible to publish your article Open Access with no transactional APCs.

See Otago's Read and Publish guide for specific details on the submission process for each publisher.

Read and Publish guide

Agreements have been reached with the following publishers in 2023:

  • American Institute of Physics
  • Brill
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Company of Biologists
  • Elsvier
  • Institute of Physics
  • Oxford University Press
  • Portland Press
  • Rockefeller University Press
  • SAGE
  • Springer Nature
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley and Hindawi

Which journal titles are included?

Check which titles are included in these Read and Publish Agreements:

2023 Otago list of titles

The title list includes information from some publishers on titles that are not included in the agreements, and an explanation of why.

Benefits for researchers

Articles published as Open Access have increased visibility, receive a larger readership, and garner a higher number of citations than those articles which are not Open Access. These agreements help to support equity of access to Otago's research outputs and to increase the impact potential of our research.

For further information on how to access this opportunity and the benefits for researchers to publish open access, contact your subject librarian:

Find your Subject Librarian

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