Nucleic Acids Research and Institutional Membership

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) joined Nucleic Acids Research as an institutional member in 2016. Updates: Institutional Membership was renewed in 2017.

As such, NTU staff / students will enjoy discounted publication charges (APC) for papers accepted in 2016. Publication charge (per article) for member institution is £710 / US$1,385 / €1,065.

If NTU authors are unable to secure discounted publication charges for papers submitted to NAR in 2016, please contact for assistance.

More about NAR:
Nucleic Acids Research has an impact factor of 9.202 (JCR 2015 edition) and publishes results of research into physical, chemical, biochemical an biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and / or interactions.

Singapore Celebrates Open Access Week 2015

Did you know …

– there are more than 10,000 open access journals

– there are more than 2 million open access theses and dissertations

– local funding agencies such as A*STAR and National Research Foundation have Open Access policies

A*STAR, NIE, NTU, NUS, and SMU have open access repositories

Find out about the potential benefits of OA during Open Access Week (Oct 19 – 25, 2015) by attending one of the talks organised by NIE Library, NTU Libraries, or NUS Libraries:

#OpenAccess publishing in quality journals with no fees! Discover the possibilities … (Oct 20, open to public)

Discover and be discovered! Open access and your thesis (Oct 21, open to public)

Taylor & Francis : How to write journal articles (Oct 21, open to public)

SAGE Publications : Simple guide to writing a journal article  (Oct 22, open to public)

Other ways of getting involved during OA Week include:

– Help to edit Wikipedia’s Open Access-related content by translating information into a new language or adding your knowledge to an article

– Extend the reach of your publication by submitting the accepted versions of your works in your institutional repository

– If you are not based in Singapore, have a look OA Week events that will be taking place around the world. I am sure you will find something happening near you.



Open Access Week 2015 @ NTU

Singapore celebrates Open Access Week, and NTU Libraries will be holding 2 seminar talks in conjunction with NIE Library on open access and its related topics as part of OA Week.

#OpenAccess Publishing in Quality Journals with No Fees! Discover the possibilities…Date: 20 Oct 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Library Seminar Room, Lee Wee Nam Library
(30 seats available)

Topics include:
• Identify quality Open Access Journals via DOAJ
• Tips on making your publications more visible and discoverable*Light refreshments will be provided.


Discover and Be Discovered! – Open Access & Your Thesis Date: 21 Oct 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Library Seminar Room, Lee Wee Nam Library
(30 seats available)

Topics include:
• Benefits of making your PhD thesis open access
• Copyright matters and your thesis*Light refreshments will be provided.


Organised by:

Singapore Celebrates International Open Access Week

Join us in celebrating

International Open Access Week, Oct 20-26, 2014

Did you know ….

–  Individual articles can often be made Open Access (OA) by the author, even if they are published in a subscription based journal

–  Most journal publishers (eg. Elsevier, Sage, Springer) allow authors to deposit a version of their articles in an institutional repository

–  Once in a repository, articles can be discovered via Google / Google Scholar, and the full text can be freely accessed

–  Greater access means a larger potential readership, and may lead to more citations

How much do you know about Open Access?

Test your knowledge by taking NTU’s OA Quiz between Oct 20 – 31, 2014, and stand a chance to win an iPad Mini!

Other institutions in Singapore celebrating International OA Week include :

For more information about Open Access Week and OA in general:

  • Open Access Week: A global annual event which aims to raise awareness on the potential benefits of OA.
  • Open Access Directory: A comprehensive and up-to-date wiki on all matters relating to OA.
  • Open Access at NTU: Resources and services from NTU Libraries.
  • ROARMAP: A registry of OA mandates adopted by research funders and institutions around the world (including Singapore).
  • A*STAR OA Policy: Effective from 1 Aug 2013.
  • SPARC: An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
  • Richard Poynder’s blog: Poynder has been described as the “chronicler, conscience, and gadfly laureate” of the OA movement. The blog captures his writings and interviews with funding & research administrators, researchers & scientists, and publishers on matters related to OA.