Booking is now open for this year’s Open Access Oxford Week (9-13 March 2020). Once again we’re ending the spring term with a week of events across the university, to discuss developments in research dissemination and scholarly communication, policy and practice, all in th
From 20th to 28th January it will not be possible to deposit items into the Oxford Research Archive (ORA). This temporary interruption is required in order to make improvements to ORA, including the connectivity between ORA and Symplectic Elements (SE). This will affect deposit via S
Happy New Year to all our researchers. During 2019 the University’s open access repository ORA received a grand total of 17,411 deposits. This just beats 2018’s record total of 17,387. It includes all publication types – journal articles & conference papers, book chapt
Open Access services close at 4pm on Friday 20th December 2019 for the Christmas break. This means there will be no ORA reviewing of deposited items during the closed period, no handling of Article Processing Charges, and no response to enquiries. Normal service from the ORA, APC, and
Thank you to the team at Crossref for organising this year’s Oxford OpenCon satellite event which took place on Friday 6th December. For anyone who wasn’t able to attend or just wants a re-cap, the slides from the event are available via this link: https://www.slideshare.n
Advance notice that we’re planning another Open Access Oxford Week for Monday 9th to Friday 13th March 2020, to finish the spring term with a week of events discussing developments in the research publishing landscape, and the benefits and challenges of open access. The full programme
On 28th November 2019 the University revised its policy for allocating funds from the RCUK Open Access block grant for Article Processing Charges (APCs) and article-related charges, in order to best manage the funds remaining in this year’s grant (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020).
Following the announcement of the General Election, the UKRI’s 9-week public consultation on a draft OA policy will now be launched in 2020. The policy review is expected to report in 2020. More details can be found on the UKRI Open Access Review webpage. Our OA policy timeline
Once again Oxford is hosting an OpenCon satellite event. This year’s is on Friday 6th December 2019 from 1.30-4.30pm at the Weston Library, jointly organised by Crossref, the Bodleian Libraries and, of course, OpenCon. This is the 5th Oxford event and as usual it promises an int
"Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O)...."
With your help ensure vital Open Science/Scholarship infrastructure remains open and free Last month, SCOSS, a crowd-funding style initiative intent on helping secure the services that comprise our vital Open Science / Scholarship infrastructure, launched our second funding cycle. For this funding round, SCOSS thoroughly vetted four services that we are presenting to the international community […]
"The Executive Board of the NERL Consortium (The Board) approved support for the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts. At the forefront of this framework is the belief that authors should retain copyright with generous reuse rights and the ability to immediately place scholarly articles in institutional repositories. The NERL Board strongly supports the open and equitable […]
"The Environmental Protection Agency suppressed the work of its career employees and dismissed legitimate science in taking a key deregulatory action, dozens of former and current employees have alleged. The employees are asking investigators to discipline the top officials responsible. The complaint, issued by the nonprofit advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, concerned orders from EPA’s […]
"We’re updating our list of free and low-cost article access programs, including patient/caregiver access.... We want to call attention to the way patients and their caregivers can access information for free. With our Patient Access Program, they can receive medical or healthcare related research papers by emailing email@example.com. This email is constantly monitored by our support teams, […]
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