The 35,000th article to be deposited for ‘Act on Acceptance’ in Oxford University’s ORA repository was about the potential for black soldier fly waste reduction in Brazil, by Dr Thomas Hesselberg (Department of Zoology and Department for Continuing Education) in collaboration with Gardenio da Silva (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).
The ORA record for ‘A review of the use of black soldier fly larvae, Hermetia illucens (L., 1758) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), to compost organic waste in tropical regions’ which was published in Neotropical Entomology, links to the published version on the journal website and in due course will also display the deposited manuscript when the journal’s embargo ends (in November 2020, 12 months after publication) thus enabling anyone with internet access to read it freely without a paywall.
Dr Hesselberg said “I’m delighted to hear that my paper was the 35,000th journal article to be deposited to ORA for Act on Acceptance. Making papers more accessible to non-scientists is important for accountability reasons in general, but in particular for scientific papers with with potential interest for policy makers and the general public. This is particularly relevant for this review paper, initiated by an entrepreneural early career Brazilian environmental engineer with the collaboration facilitated via AuthorAID, which explores potential ways of using fly larvae to reduce waste more sustainably while also potentially providing small subsistence farmers in tropical countries with additional income streams. ”
What do we mean by ‘deposits for Act on Acceptance’?
This refers to journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication since 1 April 2016 and uploaded into our institutional repository ORA in line with the University’s open access policy and the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).
ORA has free full text for over 68,000 research publications by university members, including book chapters, working papers and doctoral theses.
Thank you to everyone involved in making Oxford research open access through ORA. For more information on what to deposit and how, visit our Act on Acceptance page.