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
Booking is open for this session next week organised by Humanities Training: Open Access and REF Q&A for Humanities Early-Career Researchers. Are you an early-career researcher who’s concerned about what the REF means for you? Do you know about the rules on Open Access, and
Open Access Oxford: Publishing, Papers and Peer-review A one-day event around the subject of open access publishing. Topics include new OA platforms, peer review process, role of reviewer, how we use metrics, role of IT and the internet, managing sensitive data, and the balance betwee
Open Access services will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016 to Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive. This means there will be no ORA reviewing of deposited items during this period, no handling of Article Processing Charges, and no response to enquiries. Normal service fr
Booking is now open for Open Access Oxford: Publishing, Papers and Peer-review, our event on Friday 20th January, 2017 (10.30-16.00). There are many changes afoot in academic publishing. We therefore invite you to attend a series of short talks, panel discussions and opportunities for
Wellcome Open Research is a new open access publishing option for Wellcome Trust researchers. Researchers can rapidly publish a wide range of submissions, from more traditional narrative-based articles to incremental findings, methods, protocols, datasets and negative/null results. On
Creative Commons licences are the standard way to make explicit the permissions granted for open access work. Of the various permutations these licenses have – such as allowing commercial re-use or not, allowing derivative works or not – the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) is the one most commonly held up as the ‘gold […]
"I know first-hand just how thorough peer review is at PLOS ONE as I published one paper there and had another rejected because of flaws that we initially missed. Some scientists even complain that PLOS ONE actually rejects too much. How much to reject is a tricky balancing act for a megajournal. Accept too much, […]
Authors can now submit their bioRxiv preprints directly to GigaScience via the biorXiv platform, at the push of a button. This handy technical integration is another hallmark of biology preprints becoming a normal, accepted, and speedy way of communicating research results.
"While the shift of focus with regards to open data at the federal level is a change, I for one am excited to see true momentum at the state and local level. One of the most exciting things about this open data journey is that we are only at the beginning. Governments are seeing that […]
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