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FOCUS is SCONUL’s practitioner journal. It provides a mechanism for sharing experience and best practice between institutions. Writing for FOCUS provides an opportunity to raise the profile of interesting projects and to practice writing for publication. We welcome proposals for articles from anyone in a member institution – please contact the Executive Director at

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Guidance for authors


Open Access publishing

SCONUL Focus online is an open access publication and SCONUL supports open access publishing.

The copyright in items published in SCONUL Focus remains the property of the author(s) or their employers as the case may be. Items are accepted on the basis that SCONUL will normally expect to grant permission for the reproduction of articles, on paper or in other media, for educational/research purposes. This will include open access repositories, to which authors are encouraged to submit.

Authors should contact the Executive Director at if they would like to discuss this policy.