Please contribute to Oxford’s response to HEFCE on Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Which publication types, and from when, should be Open Access to qualify for the next REF? Is it one rule for all? Or should there be exceptions? Please tell us what you think.
Open Access publishing is only one of a number of practices that come under the heading of ‘Open Science’ and so, as research moves into this more open world, it seems appropriate to provide a brief introduction to Open Science more generally. In this post we present excerpts from two
‘If we do not communicate research effectively, then it may as well have not been done.’ So commented Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science, in his contribution to the Open Science and the Future of Publishing debate. Taking the long view, he noted the cen
In 2012, Ithaka S+R, together with Jisc and Research Libraries UK (RLUK), conducted a survey of academics in UK higher education. The purpose was to provide universities, learned societies, scholarly publishers, and academic libraries with data to help in planning for the future. Appr
The Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science conference, held this spring in Oxford, provided a valuable opportunity to hear directly from a number of key figures involved in formulating and implementing the RCUK’s policy on Open Access. All of the conference sessions were recorded
Two events at Oxford – the Evolution of Science debate in February 2012 and the Rigour and Openness conference in April 2013 – provided publishers with an opportunity to talk about OA from their perspective. Here we present video excerpts from two presentations that may be of interest
This month we have been thinking about preparations for drawing up reports required by funders about open access publication by Oxford authors, in the first instance for RCUK. We have been examining what information is required (although awaiting confirmation of details), whether the
This post offers a rough-and-ready analysis of feedback gathered from nine of the ‘WISER’ briefing sessions on Open Access conducted by the Bodleian Libraries between February and May 2013. Five sessions took place before the introduction of the RCUK’s policy on 1st
In the 3rd in the series of Open Access scenarios we meet an EPSRC-funded Oxford University Professor working in the Department of Physics. The example demonstrates the decisions taken when the journal of choice did not offer the re-use license mandated by RCUK for compliance with the
This is the 2nd in the series of scenarios. We meet an MRC-funded Oxford University Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Professor. Professor Smith has published two papers since 1 April 2013, when the RCUK policy on Open Access came into effect. In the example provided below Professor
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.
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