The University of Oxford has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). In May 2018, the University’s Research and Innovation Committee agreed and accepted the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) as part of a movement towards responsible us
Sally Rumsey, Head of Scholarly Communications and Research Data Management, Bodleian Libraries, has produced a discussion paper entitled “Help! I’m an author. Get me out of here.” The discussion paper points out some current contradictions for authors publishing scholarly articles. I
Oxford’s Block Grant from the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has now been fully spent for 2017-2018. This requires a change of procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for the non-Wellcome COAF partners. From now on, researchers funded by the five COAF partners
Had an article or paper accepted for publication? Don’t forget to deposit your work before you go away on your summer holidays. Articles and conference papers must be placed in an online repository within three months of acceptance in order to be REF eligible. Deposit into ORA via Sym
Oxford’s RCUK APC allocation policy is now finalised for 2018/19. On 1st July 2018 the University revised its policy for allocating funds from the RCUK Open Access block grant for Article Processing Charges (APCs) and article-related charges, in order to best manage the new grant whic
Oxford’s institutional repository now contains over 40,000 full text items: journal articles plus research theses, working papers, conference papers, book chapters, books and more. This means that more Oxford University research than ever before can be read in full for free by a
Over 11,000 research theses have been deposited in the university’s repository, Oxford Research Archive (ORA). Around 5,900 are publicly available and the rest are currently under embargo. Opening up access to Oxford University digital theses Oxford’s doctoral students dep
Booking is open for Publishers, Papers and Peer-review, our social science-focused event for Open Access Oxford Week, on Thursday 14th June, 2018 (10.45-15.45) at the Manor Road Building. Led by Professor Alis Oancea (Oxford University Department of Education) it will discuss changing
We are pleased to announce our programme and open the booking for Open Access Oxford Week, which will round off the summer term with daily events across the university. Join us to discuss developments in research dissemination and scholarly communication, policy and practice, all in t
"BioOne (about.BioOne.org) proudly announces the return of three popular journals and the addition of a new open access title to BioOne Complete for 2019. Re-joining as active participants depositing current content will be Biology of Reproduction, published by the Society for the Study of Reproduction, as well as Journal of Mammalogy and Mammalian Species, published […]
"ScholarlyCommons (http://repository.upenn.edu/) has served as the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository since 2004. The repository, hosted on Elsevier’s bepress Digital Commons software, allows for faculty, students, and Penn researchers to share scholarly materials publicly and without paywalls. Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) was ScholarlyCommons’ strongest to date. The […]
"So, what possible reason can there be for this policy? It is clearly intended to punish the public in order to buttress the revenue stream of Sage, which returns some of its profits to ASA, at the expense of our libraries, which pay for subscriptions to ASA journals."
"Our client, a leading provider of tools and services to the research community offers an exciting opportunity for an Associate Publisher/Publisher to develop and expand the services they offer to fulfill the needs of the social sciences and humanities research communities, and to build up content for existing open research platforms before launching new platforms. […]
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