The University has a new Open Access policy, approved on 1st March 2018 by the Research & Innovation Committee and the Open Access Project Group. It reiterates the University’s commitment to ensuring the widest possible access to its world-class research, and its preference
FP7-funded researchers who wish to request open access publication funding: please note that the FP7 post-grant Open Access Pilot fund ends on Wednesday February 28th 2018. Oxford researchers wishing to make an application should follow the procedure on our FP7 page at http://openacce
Advance notice that we’re planning an Open Access Oxford Week for Monday 11th to Friday 15th June 2018, to round off the summer term with a week of events bringing together researchers, publishers and funders to discuss developments in the research publishing landscape and the b
The University of Oxford is closely monitoring the development of the UK Scholarly Communications Licence (UK-SCL). We are taking advice and will consult with the Oxford academic community in due course. Consultation is being led by Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian. We are aware th
Many thanks to everyone who came to Sally Rumsey’s well-attended talk at the Weston Library on 11th January – it got our Open Access new year off to a great start. We’d been hoping that researchers and journal editors would come and share their thoughts, and we weren
The 14,000th article deposited for Act on Acceptance and Open Access at Oxford was a paper in Climate Policy entitled ‘The fiscal benefits of stringent climate change mitigation: an overview’. Dr Linus Mattauch, who conducts research on climate economics at the Institute f
ORA received a whopping 13,600 deposits during 2017. The grand total includes book chapters, books, working papers, doctoral theses and more, as well as journal articles & conference papers. A big thank you to everyone involved in making our repository bigger and better. Let’
The University’s 2017-18 OA Block Grant from RCUK has now been exhausted and no funds remain for paying either APCs (Article Processing Charges) or page/publication charges for RCUK-funded researchers. A new allocation will be available from 1st April 2018. Heads of Department have be
Read the latest thoughts from Sally Rumsey, the Bodleian Libraries’ Head of Scholarly Communications & Research Data Management, on the way forward for scholarly communications, research data, and open access, in this post on the Wiley Network blog after her recent visit there: A
For the first time, the EPFL Library Gold Open Access (OA) fund contributed to the publishing charges of a textbook published under CC BY license. The title Elements of Robotics, co-written by Professor Francesco Mondada, is freely accessible on the Springer platform and available in print format at the EPFL Library.
The opinion-based review by Michael Hagner is a thought-provoking read, which touches on many issues we are grappling with at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Unfortunately, his article also grossly misrepresents the SNSF’s strategy for open access (OA), by describing it as “a coercive measure that robs researchers of the freedom to publish their research […]
"The Palestinian Museum has started a $2 million project that will create a digital archive of historical documents, photos and films that reflect the history of Palestine. The three-year project will collect records of daily life such as personal photos and official documents from both Palestinian individuals and institutions. The museum, located in the town of Birzeit in the […]
"The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is entering its third decade. Like any project that has been around this long, PKP is facing the substantial responsibilities of maturity, seeking ways that will enable it to best serve the thousands of people who utilize our software to operate and index the journals and presses with which they […]
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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