This month we have been thinking about preparations for drawing up reports required by funders about open access publication by Oxford authors, in the first instance for RCUK. We have been examining what information is required (although awaiting confirmation of details), whether the
This post offers a rough-and-ready analysis of feedback gathered from nine of the ‘WISER’ briefing sessions on Open Access conducted by the Bodleian Libraries between February and May 2013. Five sessions took place before the introduction of the RCUK’s policy on 1st
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
Abstract: Over the years, many names of new entrants in research workflows and scholarly communication have appeared. These players aim to provide improvements on solutions for existing needs, or address new requirements or unarticulated needs in all areas of the research cycle. What has become of these hopeful new entrants and their products, services, and tools? […]
"The University of Helsinki’s own open access publisher Helsinki University Press (HUP) has refined its publishing and service processes and is preparing to publish its first books this year. HUP will also publish scientific journals in the future...."
"In May this year, Japan’s National Diet approved a legislation for updating its “Copyright Act" a reform that focused on allowing much-needed flexibility and legal certainty for innovators. The main objective of this amendment was to promote innovative digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services that are emerging or will emerge in the future, primarily by […]
Call to sign a petition:' The petitioner denounces the award to a subcontractor to monitor the future progress of Open Science in Europe, as well as the fact that the opportunity to raise a formal appeal was denied to him and others, due to the late notification of the award. He claims that the process […]
The project “Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud” (SSHOC), which has just been approved for funding within the Horizon 2020 framework, is dedicated to strengthening infrastructural support for social sciences and humanities research in Europe. Over the course of three years, it will create an open cloud ecosystem, granting researchers in these disciplines free and […]
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