We have a number of Open Access drop-in times coming up over Trinity Term. Get one-to-one help with Open Access and the REF, Act on Acceptance, and ORA. Drop-ins will run Tuesday – Friday at the following times in Weeks 1-8: Tuesdays 2.30-3.30pm, Knowledge Centre Library – ask for Ju
It’s a year since the start of HEFCE’s open access policy, requiring that journal articles and conference papers (in publications with an ISSN) accepted since 1 April 2016 are deposited in an open access repository within 3 months of acceptance for publication, to be eligi
A reminder of our next dates for ‘Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?’: When: Thursday 20th April (12.00-13.00) and Tuesday 23rd May (14.00-15.00). Where: Manor Road Building – Seminar Room E. Book your place here. Our regular introduction to open access and how t
The Wellcome Trust’s open access policy brings in new requirements for publishers next month. From 1 April 2017, Wellcome funding cannot be used to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) for papers submitted to non-compliant publishers. Wellcome have published the list of 58 publ
Many thanks to everyone who attended last month’s successful event (programme) bringing together academia, publishers and funders to discuss challenges and initiatives in research communication and open access. Special thanks go to convenor Dr Philippa Matthews and the speakers:
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
Wellcome and MRC recently announced that they allow researchers to cite preprints in grant applications. For more information see: • Wellcome: “As of January 2017, we will permit researchers to cite preprints, or pre-peer reviewed manuscripts, in their grant applications and end-of-gr
Booking is open for this session next week organised by Humanities Training: Open Access and REF Q&A for Humanities Early-Career Researchers. Are you an early-career researcher who’s concerned about what the REF means for you? Do you know about the rules on Open Access, and
Open Access Oxford: Publishing, Papers and Peer-review A one-day event around the subject of open access publishing. Topics include new OA platforms, peer review process, role of reviewer, how we use metrics, role of IT and the internet, managing sensitive data, and the balance betwee
Abstract: "Digital repository managers rely on usage metrics such as the number of downloads to demonstrate research visibility and impacts of the repositories. Increasingly, they find that current tools such as spreadsheets and charts are ineffective for revealing important elements of usage, including reader locations, and for attracting the targeted audiences. This article describes the […]
"On behalf of the European Research Area Steering Group Human Resources and Mobility (ERA SGHRM), the European Commission has launched a survey on rewards, education and skills needed to promote Open Science."
"A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Now it seems that his successor as Microsoft […]
Abstract: Providing local access to locally produced content is a primary goal of the Institutional Repository (IR). Guidelines, requirements, and workflows are among the ways in which institutions attempt to ensure this content is deposited and preserved, but some content is always missed. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, the library implemented a service called LANL […]
"A free new Chrome and Firefox extension called Unpaywall seeks to get you past that paywall and show you the data you want whenever it’s available someplace else. It is far from comprehensive, but on top of OpenAccess, preprints and a few other options, science is beginning to become something that doesn’t require a subscription. The extension […]
About the Oxford Open Access Project
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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