The Open Access policies of several major research funders are in a state of flux. The policies of UKRI / RCUK, post-2021 REF and Plan S are under review, and Wellcome policy is due to change in January 2020. We have summarised the current situation in this OA policy timeline (based o
UKRI will carry out a public consultation later this year as part of its open access review. The review is expected to report in March 2020 and UKRI expects the revised policy to apply during 2020. For more details see the UKRI news item of 29th April 2019 and the UKRI Open Access Rev
The most rewarding aspects of this year’s OA Oxford Week (4-8 March 2019) were that it generated much in-depth discussion by participants on a number of OA-related topics, and attracted larger audiences. Having previously spent a great deal of effort organizing a large number of event
As part of last month’s Open Access Oxford week, a distinguished panel of Oxford academics led discussions around learned societies and their transition to Open Access. The event was held in collaboration with Oxford University Press (OUP) and aimed to address issues raised by P
Wellcome Trust Open Access (OA) Policy is changing in 2020. Below are some points authors may like to consider before the new policy comes into force, for articles submitted for publication from 1st January 2020. What should I do until the new policy comes into force? Continue to use
Act on Acceptance at Oxford has seen over 28,000 deposits in the past 3 years (over half from medical sciences), and more than 1100 in March alone. Thank you again to all involved in this collective endeavour. Oxford researchers, please continue this success and make your work REF eli
The University’s current allocation policy for the Research Councils/UKRI Open Access Block Grant is set to continue for the new grant year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020. We will pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles in fully open access journals (in DOAJ) and hybrid
We’ve been keeping an eye on the count and ORA has just reached 50,000 full-text items freely available! We believe that this is the milestone ORA record, for an article entitled ‘Research Review: Cognitive bias modification of interpretations in youth and its effect on anxiety:
This is a report of the Open Access Oxford Week event organised by the Bodleian Libraries and the Humanities Division on 5th March 2019 which focused on open access to monographs and other long-form publications. Prof Daniel Wakelin, Faculty of English, introduced the event with a rem
"Open educational resources enable the effective use and sharing of knowledge with those who have been denied an education due to economic or social circumstances. Sarita Kumar outlines how open educational resources can benefit education systems across the Global South by opening up an entire generation to new ideas, technologies and advancements...."
Abstract: Life sciences research that uses genetic resources is increasingly collaborative and global, yet collective action remains a significant barrier to the creation and management of shared research resources. These resources include sequence data and associated metadata, and biological samples, and can be understood as a type of knowledge commons. Collective action by stakeholders to create […]
OAPEN Foundation (Netherlands) and OpenEdition (France) are pleased to announce the creation of DOAB Foundation as a joint venture between the two partners. The mission of the new foundation is to provide an independent and trustworthy Directory of Open Access Books to the academic community and the general public.
by Rupert Gatti and Lucy Barnes On 16 May 2019, Knowledge Unlatched announced the beta launch of a new hosting platform for Open Access books, the Open Research Library (ORL). Our books are a prominent part of this nascent project, both on the website and in the marketing associated with the launch, and this, […]
The present study attempts to highlight the status of “open access repositories” globally. Present study is based on the data gathered from “open-DOAR”. Data gathered was thoroughly analyzed based on chosen parameters, viz., “Geographical distribution”, “Software usage”, “Language diversity”, “Operational status”, “Repository type”, “Content type” and “Subjects archived”. Open access repositories (OARs) have witnessed potential […]
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