What counts as an institutional or subject repository? This question came up at our last training session. The answer: if it’s listed in OpenDOAR , the ‘authoritative directory of academic open access repositories’, you can be confident it meets funder requirements and HEFCE policy for the post-2014 REF. Oxford’s own ORA definitely qualifies, as do subject-based repositories like Europe PMC and arXiv. They are open to all, no login required - unlike networking and sharing sites such as Academia.edu, Mendeley and ResearchGate, which perform a different role.
Open Access via ORA – the Oxford University Research Archive
ORA provides a home for Oxford's research outputs. Copyright-permitting, full-text copies of your publications can be made available open access via ORA. For the green route to OA, simply click on the logo & Contribute, or email the ORA team a copy of your peer-reviewed accepted manuscript and they'll be in touch.
Even if you're going gold, drop a copy in ORA for long-term digital preservation.
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About the Oxford Open Access Project
The Oxford Open Access project is a collaborative project involving Research Services, the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services, the Planning and Resource Allocation Section, OUP and the Academic Divisions, accountable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Research Committee.
If you have any feedback on how the site could be more useful then please email Juliet Ralph at the address below.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org