The clock is ticking. On 1st April 2016 HEFCE’s policy for open access in the next REF takes effect.
Oxford’s message to its researchers is Act on Acceptance: deposit your accepted papers into our repository ORA within three months of acceptance. Many thanks to all who’ve already started to #actonacceptance.
How many deposits so far?
Between August 2015 and January 2016 an impressive total of 2572 deposits came in. Very well done to the ORA team on dealing with a tenfold increase in deposits over this 6-month period.
Special praise too to the departments who’ve deposited the most. Top of the league for each Division are: Nuffield Dept of Medicine (Medical Sciences), Physics (Mathematical and Physical Sciences), Geography & the Environment (Social Sciences) and Oriental Studies (Humanities).
Please visit our REF FAQ for reminders on topics like date of acceptance (when all changes made and ready to go), correct version (normally the author version, not typeset version or publisher pdf), and what happens next. Please direct any queries about Symplectic Elements to your Symplectic Departmental Contact in the first instance.
Open Access briefings are taking place locally in Departments & Faculties. We also have general sessions open to all; the next one is on Thursday 18 February 2016, 14.00-15.00, Radcliffe Science Library (book here).