The new Wellcome Trust OA policy starts in January 2021. Wellcome-funded Researchers, be 2021 open access ready: 1) Know the new requirements. 2) Check a journal’s policy before choosing to submit – get familiar with whether your journal offers a compliant OA pathway. R
Funded by Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK, Versus Arthritis or Wellcome? A reminder that the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) joint block grant system is ending on 30 September and each charity will have its own process for paying OA public
There are over 10,000 open access theses by Oxford University research students in the institution’s online repository, ORA, marking a decade since the first digital thesis was deposited. The 10,000th thesis to be made available was Britain and Revolutionary Iran 1906-1909 and 1
The University of Oxford has submitted a response to UKRI’s recent consultation on its open access policy. Full response. Summary. UKRI is reviewing its open access policies for peer-reviewed research articles and academic books that result from research supported by UKRI
A new section in the University’s Support for researchers webpages brings together on one page the sources of existing support and guidance available for the different strands of open research (open science, open scholarship): open access, open data, reproducibility, research in
Oxford’s block grant from the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) for the year Oct 2019-Sep 2020 has now been fully spent. This prompts a change of procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for research funded by five of the COAF partners: Blood Cancer UK, British Hea
The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has published its latest annual report analysing open access (OA) publications and their associated article processing charges (APCs) by the 38 UK research organisations (including the University of Oxford) that received a block grant for this purpo
It has been announced that the Charity Open Access Fund will end on 30 September 2020, at the close of the current block grant year. For the past six years it has operated on the basis of all partners sharing a common open access policy, but this will no longer be the case from Januar
April 2020 marked the fourth anniversary of the open access policy for the next Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2021). Oxford’s message to academics and researchers has been to Act on Acceptance and deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscripts (Author Accepted Manuscr
"In anticipation of Peer Review Week 2020, and in consideration of the theme ‘Trust in Peer Review’, Delta Think surveyed broadly across a two-week period in August to determine whether COVID-19 has impacted perceptions of preprints. The survey was open to everyone – from Publishers to Librarians to Researchers to the Lay Public with an interest […]
"Recently I saw a LinkedIn advertisement looking for Chinese speaking Associate Editors for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). I approached Dominic Mitchell who posted the message, and suggested he post a message on Chinese social media. The next day I noticed a post in Chinese by the DOAJ WeChat account, and shared it […]
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Abstract: Both sharing and using open research data have the revolutionary potentials for forwarding scientific advancement. Although previous research gives insight into researchers’ drivers and inhibitors for sharing and using open research data, both these drivers and inhibitors have not yet been integrated via a thematic analysis and a theoretical argument is lacking. This study’s […]
"A pilot program that helps faculty defray the cost of publishing in open access journals is suspended due to budgetary constraints. The project is between the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Article processing charges for fully open access Wiley journals are no longer covered by VIVA as of Sept. 17, 2020. […]
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