HEFCE intends to consult formally on the role of open-access publishing in the submission of outputs to the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). HEFCE is seeking some early input to help shape this consultation which will take place later this year. This exercise has no bear
What is Open Access? Why should I care? How can open access benefit my research? Want to know what you can do as a postgraduate student? Come along to our workshop! 5th March – 2-5pm – LTB, Dept of Zoology We will have a talk from Cameron Neylon followed by a group
Times Higher Education, 25th February, by Paul Jump The UK’s higher education funding councils will not express a preference for either green or gold open access in their submission rules for future research excellence frameworks. To read the full article, click here: http://www
Dan Hicks and Alice Stevenson (eds) 2013. World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization. Oxford: Archaeopress We are delighted to announce the publication of a new 280,000-word overview of the world archaeological collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of
22nd February 2013: The White House has directed federal agencies to develop open-access policies within the next six months. The directive comes from John Holdren, President Obama’s chief Science Advisor. Nature News Blog post by Richard Van Noorden: available here. White Hous
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
"Conclusively, the aim of the large funders is clear. Due to their influence and considering the positive impact that their policies have on the scientific ecosystem in general, scientists will adhere. The question here is, how far and how fast will this change affect the approach to quality (i.e. the IF), or how needy for […]
"In post-publication peer review, scientific contributions are first published in open-access forums, such as arXiv or other digital libraries, and are subsequently reviewed and possibly ranked and/or evaluated. Compared to the classical process of scientific publishing, in which review precedes publication, post-publication peer review leads to faster dissemination of ideas, and publicly-available reviews. The chief […]
"The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG enjoyed a busy and productive RDA 9th Plenary. The aim of the WG is to firstly define guidelines to link information on databases, content standards and journal and funder data policies and then secondly, to implement them in the existing BioSharing portal (https://www.biosharing.org). The BioSharing WG is now at the […]
The sheer proliferation of newly published research articles can make staying on top of the literature a daunting, time-consuming task. Moreover, not being a deadline-driven activity, it can also fall down lists of priorities and be difficult to integrate into the everyday routine. Erzsébet Czifra-Tóth and Jon Tennant have put together a short sequence of steps and flagged a […]
"Two Linn-Benton Community College representatives have been named Open Oregon Educational Resources Champions for their work in making open resources available to students...."
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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