This is the first of a regular update about what is happening with ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) during the work prompted by current open access initiatives. Eagle-eyed ORA users who have used the service before might have noticed some new icons on the search results. Any r
This is the 2nd in the series of scenarios. We meet an MRC-funded Oxford University Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Professor. Professor Smith has published two papers since 1 April 2013, when the RCUK policy on Open Access came into effect. In the example provided below Professor
By Joanna Wild & Rowan Wilson A number of the enquiries to the Open Access Enquiries mailing list have asked us how the various types of Creative Commons licence specifically relate to scholarly articles. So, in this blog post we explain the rights that the CC BY licence grants to
Pdf of slides from the presentation on Open Access for Social Scientists – given by Craig Finlay and Andy Kernot, 28th May 2013. Includes useful examples of ESRC-funded researchers publishing journal articles and the routes taken to publish in specific journals, whilst complying
During the period preceding 1st April the researchers from IT Services attached to the OAO project explored Oxford researchers’ existing awareness of, and attitudes towards, Open Access. We spoke with nine individuals in research roles – PIs of research teams and individual rese
The steps towards achieving compliance with the RCUK policy on Open Access by an Oxford researcher will be different depending on many factors including: differences in the individual funders’ and publishers’ requirements, multiple sources of funding, sole- or co-authored papers, whet
For the first time, the EPFL Library Gold Open Access (OA) fund contributed to the publishing charges of a textbook published under CC BY license. The title Elements of Robotics, co-written by Professor Francesco Mondada, is freely accessible on the Springer platform and available in print format at the EPFL Library.
The opinion-based review by Michael Hagner is a thought-provoking read, which touches on many issues we are grappling with at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Unfortunately, his article also grossly misrepresents the SNSF’s strategy for open access (OA), by describing it as “a coercive measure that robs researchers of the freedom to publish their research […]
"The Palestinian Museum has started a $2 million project that will create a digital archive of historical documents, photos and films that reflect the history of Palestine. The three-year project will collect records of daily life such as personal photos and official documents from both Palestinian individuals and institutions. The museum, located in the town of Birzeit in the […]
"The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is entering its third decade. Like any project that has been around this long, PKP is facing the substantial responsibilities of maturity, seeking ways that will enable it to best serve the thousands of people who utilize our software to operate and index the journals and presses with which they […]
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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