Oxford’s 2018-2019 Block Grant from the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has now been fully spent. This requires a change of procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for the non-Wellcome COAF partners. Researchers funded by the five COAF partners below should, unt
Authors, copyright and open access: making it work for you. We’re running a workshop next month to help our authors understand open access licensing issues and what they can deposit into ORA. Monday 19th August 2019, 2-3pm in the Radcliffe Science Library. Click here to book a place.
Berlin-Oxford summer school on Open Research 2019 Interested in open and reproducible research but not quite sure how to start? Come to the Berlin-Oxford summer school on Open Research, to be held at Green Templeton College Oxford from 16 – 20 September 2019. We will have a core
On 31st May it was announced that Plan S and the new Wellcome Trust OA policy have been revised and will now take effect on 1 January 2021, a year later than originally proposed. Plan S is a set of 10 principles to which a group of major funders (including Wellcome and UKRI) have comm
The Wellcome Trust has published its annual analysis of spending by the 36 organisations that received a grant from the Charity Open Access Fund between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018. Overall compliance with the COAF OA policy was 90% (articles freely accessible through Europe
The Open Access policies of several major research funders are in a state of flux. The policies of UKRI / RCUK and post-2021 REF are under review and expected to report over the course of next year. Update 31 May 2019: it has been announced that Plan S – and the new Wellcome Tru
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
European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes announced the EU Open Data strategy, which will spur member states to allow the reuse of public data by private companies and organisations thanks to the modification of the already existing Directive 2003/98/EC. The strategy is expected to deliver a €40 billion boost to the EU's economy each […]
This post links to a preliminary review of Debat & Babini’s preprint PlanS in Latin America: a precautionary note (citation details below) – in brief, Latin America has long been a leader and role model, and these authors have no peers; an open offer to conduct a full peer review (with conditions), and a link to […]
This post is a preliminary review of Debat & Babini’s preprint PlanS in Latin America: a precautionary note (citation details and links below). Preliminary review: Latin America has long been a leader in open access, and had achieved substantially the goals of PlanS more than a decade ago. In 2007, I wrote: “Scielo is an excellent […]
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