Opening up access to paywalled research in the news. We’d like to share an example of Oxford research that has been widely disseminated through the university repository ORA, to demonstrate how it enables free access to research behind a paywall. A paper published in Science in June 2
Open Access at Oxford has hit new heights with the deposit of the 25,000th journal article for ‘Act on Acceptance’ in the University’s repository, ORA. The milestone paper, ‘The Lund jet plane’, was published in the Journal of High Energy Physics in December 20
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top acad
Oxford University academics and researchers are invited to hear David Sweeney speak about Plan S, the international initiative on full and immediate open access to research publications. David Sweeney is Executive Chair of Research England and co-chair of the Implementation Task Force
Booking is open for Open Access Oxford Week 4-8 March 2019, in the last week of the spring term. This year’s programme covers developments in a variety of areas: the convergence of open access, education, data & culture; academic books and open access; learned societies and the tr
Booking is open for Open Access and monographs: publishers, policies & practicalities, our humanities-focused event about academic books for Open Access Oxford Week 2019, on Tuesday 5th March 2019, from 2.00-4.30pm in the Weston Library (Lecture Theatre). Chaired by Professor Dani
The University’s open access repository, ORA, received a whopping 17,387 deposits during 2018, up from 13,600 in 2017. That’s a rise of 28%. The grand total includes book chapters, books, working papers, doctoral theses and more, as well as journal articles & conferenc
Open Access services close at 12.00 noon on Friday 21st December 2018 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, A
Plan S implementation guidance has been released by cOAlition S for consultation until 1 February 2019 (subsequently extended to 8 Feb). It aims to clarify the key points of Plan S, describe implementation options and provide responses to questions and comments. The University is curr
"OAI 11 – The CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication will be held at University of Geneva in June 19th-21st 2019. The main theme of this edition is: Open Science – its impact and potential as a driver for radical change...."
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of the study is to investigate the extent to which academic librarians in Nigerian universities utilize self-archiving options to make their research papers visible globally. Design/methodology/approach An online survey was designed using SurveyMonkey software to collect data from 394 academic librarians in Nigerian universities. Findings The study revealed that […]
"I imagine that research publishing will diverge. There will be large-scale, open, global, digital solutions for research findings and all supplementary project material that can be accessed through a multitude of tools, probably managed by communities of scholarly associations, funders and government bodies. Other outputs will be produced by information analytics companies, commercial scholarly and […]
"This is my first week in my new role as Chief Executive of Open Knowledge International. Digital skills and data use have always been a personal passion, and I can’t wait to work alongside and meet so many talented people fighting for a more open world. It is a privilege to be part of an […]
"Open data can help ‘heal society’s problems’, a former Scottish MEP has said as she takes up a new role promoting global digital transparency and interoperable standards. Catherine Stihler, who stood down as the European Member of Parliament for Scotland in January after 20 years in the post, said she is now campaigning for ‘frictionless […]
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