Lack of clarity over open access is “unacceptable” – RCUK must clarify and monitor its implementation closely Source: Parliament UK, 22nd February 2013 The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today criticised Research Councils UK’s (RCUK) for failures in it
WISER: Open Acces – What’s Happening? A summary presentation introducing some key definitions, the green v gold Open Access routes, RCUK’s policy, and further links to resources and support available to help you determine what you need to do. Presentation given by
The Council held a policy debate on open access to scientific information of public-funded research projects on the basis of the Commission communication “Towards better access to scientific information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research” (12847/12) a
“Fools’ Gold?”, Times Higher Education, 14th February 2013, Paul Jump reports: Open-access publishing, once a niche preoccupation, is now a hot-button issue. But concern is growing that unintended consequences of new publication mandates will cost individual scholar
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 […]
About the Oxford Open Access Project
The Oxford Open Access project is a collaborative project involving Research Services, the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services, the Planning and Resource Allocation Section, OUP and the Academic Divisions, accountable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Research Committee.
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