The following message was sent to all members of staff at the University of Oxford from Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) on Tuesday 1 November 2016: Open Access – reminder to Act on Acceptance Dear Colleagues I write to remind all academic and rese
Open Access at Oxford has reached a milestone. Over 10,000 manuscripts were deposited into the University repository ORA in the last year (October 2015-September 2016). This includes ‘back catalogue’ items and other publication types as well as new papers. Last October Oxford launched
We have a number of Open Access drop-in times coming up over Michaelmas Term. Get one-to-one help with Open Access and the REF, Act on Acceptance, and ORA. Drop-ins will run Monday – Friday at the following times: Mondays 10.00-11.30am, Weston Library – Centre for Digital
This year International Open Access Week takes place 24-31 October 2016. Its theme is Open in Action: everyone can ‘take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. From posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleag
Thank you to everyone who attended our new session last week on Authors, copyright and open access, where we aimed to help authors understand their licensing options, make informed decisions, and know what they can deposit into ORA. The slides are now available on the iSkills Handouts
Researchers across the university are urged to ‘Act on Acceptance’ and deposit into ORA any articles accepted since 1 April 2016. You have 3 months from the date of acceptance in which to deposit the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAMs) of journal articles and conference papers in public
Oxford’s Act on Acceptance service has since October 2015 allowed researchers to quickly and easily deposit their work in ORA via Symplectic Elements.This supports both the University’s Open Access policy for making research outputs widely available and our ability to opti
1st April 2016 marks the start of HEFCE’s open access policy and a significant step in increasing the availability of UK research to the wider world. Universities across the land have been busy preparing for it. For Oxford this means that all authors must deposit journal article
There’s just 1 month to go until HEFCE open access policy* begins. Find out more and deposit at our Act on Acceptance page. This month on Twitter, @OAOxford is doing an #oacountdown to help you get #readyfortheREF. The Act on Acceptance message is gradually percolating to all co
To mark Wikipedia‘s 15th birthday on 15th January 2016, we have a guest post by Martin Poulter, the Bodleian Library’s Wikimedian in Residence: The Budapest Open Access Declaration is one of the defining documents of the Open Access movement. It says that free, unrestricte
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