Open Access at Oxford has reached another milestone, with over 5,000 Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) deposited for Act on Acceptance since April 2016.
In order to be eligible for the next REF, journal articles and conference proceedings (in publications with an ISSN) accepted since 1 April 2016 must be deposited in an open access repository within 3 months of acceptance. Many thanks to the 2,400 researchers across the University who uploaded their new AAMs to our institutional repository ORA between April 2016 and January 2017.
The 5,000th article processed by the ORA team was a paper entitled ‘Sustainable polymers from renewable resources’ with two authors from Oxford’s Department of Chemistry, Yunqing Zhu and Professor Charlotte Williams. It was published in Nature in December 2016. In accordance with publisher permissions the ORA copy will be made freely available to all 6 months after publication through the ORA record (which also links to the published version which can be read now by those with institutional or individual subscription access).
For more information about depositing please visit the Act on Acceptance page.