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
By Joanna Wild & Rowan Wilson A number of the enquiries to the Open Access Enquiries mailing list have asked us how the various types of Creative Commons licence specifically relate to scholarly articles. So, in this blog post we explain the rights that the CC BY licence grants to
During the period preceding 1st April the researchers from IT Services attached to the OAO project explored Oxford researchers’ existing awareness of, and attitudes towards, Open Access. We spoke with nine individuals in research roles – PIs of research teams and individual rese
The steps towards achieving compliance with the RCUK policy on Open Access by an Oxford researcher will be different depending on many factors including: differences in the individual funders’ and publishers’ requirements, multiple sources of funding, sole- or co-authored papers, whet
As part of IT Services’ contribution to Open Access Oxford, we have been exploring the perspectives on OA held by different stakeholders, both through interviews with University staff (of which more in a future post) and through a review of the recent literature on OA. In conduc
On April 8th, RCUK released the latest (final?) version of its Open Access policy and guidance. The Open Access Oxford project group continues to work on interpreting this policy and implementing the support structures needed to help the research community meet these requirements, i
In the last couple of days we have seen the launch of a beta version of SHERPA/FACT, a tool to help authors ‘comply with research funders’ policies on open access to publications.’ FACT aims to enable authors and those supporting research determine whether a journal
RCUK issued on 6 March its Open Access Policy and ‘Supporting Guidance.’ 10 pages in all. Some welcome changes but not all we hoped for. Still very complicated. We are looking at whether the Oxford Policy on the Allocation of the RCUK OA Block Grant (approved by the Research Commit
It has been good to talk about OA this week with colleagues at the SSD PRC and MPLS GPC and with the Humanities Administrators — to be able to outline what is and what is not changing; emphasise how much can be achieved by self-archiving material in subject-based repositories and or t
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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