Grants for open access publication of research
The Forum is not currently receiving applications for the gold open access grant. Between 2016 and 2019, the Forum provided grants to help to open up access to heritage science research.
The NHSF grant supported the full cost of Gold Open Access publication of heritage science research. This meant that the research was made accessible online, free of charge and to everyone, immediately on publication.
Gold Open Access publications are available to access and download at all times without the need for a reader subscription. As a result, many journals charge author fees to cover the cost of open access publishing- NHSF has covered these fees in the past.
Applications were encouraged for papers that had an impact on the field of heritage science and aligned with the UK Strategic Framework for Heritage Science - please scroll down for examples of publications awarded an NHSF Gold Open Access grant.
New evidence for the intentional use of calomel as a white pigment
This paper is co-authored by Mila Crippa, Stefano Legnaioli, Christine Kimbriel and Paola Ricciardi. It is now published in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy and is available in open access…
Archaeology has no relevance….
Archaeologists are increasingly under pressure to demonstrate that their work has impact beyond the discipline. This has prompted some archaeologists — and in particular, environmental archaeologists and palaeoecologists — to…
Cleaning Modern Oil Paints - “Scientific investigation into the water sensitivity of twentieth century oil paints”
Tate is the latest recipient of an NHSF award to enable the Gold Open Access publication of a research paper.