The next date for our regular monthly session ‘Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?‘ is Wednesday 21st June 2017, 11.00-12.00 at the Manor Road Building (Seminar Room E). An introduction to open access and how to make your publications open access at Oxford.
The purpose of ORA is to store and disseminate digital copies of Oxford research publications, such as journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, working papers and theses. Most of the manuscripts can eventually be released through ORA, thus making freely available many artic
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
"Conclusively, the aim of the large funders is clear. Due to their influence and considering the positive impact that their policies have on the scientific ecosystem in general, scientists will adhere. The question here is, how far and how fast will this change affect the approach to quality (i.e. the IF), or how needy for […]
"In post-publication peer review, scientific contributions are first published in open-access forums, such as arXiv or other digital libraries, and are subsequently reviewed and possibly ranked and/or evaluated. Compared to the classical process of scientific publishing, in which review precedes publication, post-publication peer review leads to faster dissemination of ideas, and publicly-available reviews. The chief […]
"The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG enjoyed a busy and productive RDA 9th Plenary. The aim of the WG is to firstly define guidelines to link information on databases, content standards and journal and funder data policies and then secondly, to implement them in the existing BioSharing portal (https://www.biosharing.org). The BioSharing WG is now at the […]
The sheer proliferation of newly published research articles can make staying on top of the literature a daunting, time-consuming task. Moreover, not being a deadline-driven activity, it can also fall down lists of priorities and be difficult to integrate into the everyday routine. Erzsébet Czifra-Tóth and Jon Tennant have put together a short sequence of steps and flagged a […]
"Two Linn-Benton Community College representatives have been named Open Oregon Educational Resources Champions for their work in making open resources available to students...."
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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