International Open Access Week this year runs from the 23rd – 29th October. The theme this year is “open in order to…” , and is “an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available.
We are aware of a number of authors being contacted by Wikipedia Italia asking them to deposit their article in Dissem.in so as to make a copy freely accessible via a repository such as Zenodo, that Wikipedia can link to. We would encourage Oxford authors who wish to take action and h
Our next Open Access iSkills session will be held on 20th September at the Manor Road Building. Book on to find out: What is open access? Key terms – Gold, Green, Article Processing Charges How to find out about research council or funder requirements How to find out what your publish
Charity Open Access Fund – update & procedure change 30th August to 30th September 2017 Oxford’s block grant from COAF has now been fully spent for 2016-17. This requires a temporary change of procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for all the COAF pa
COAF Charity Partners update on funding 16th August 2017 Update 30th August 2017 – COAF funds have now run out. Please contact individual charities as per temporary new procedure 30th Aug to 30th Sep 2017. Please note that we are predicting that our Open Access APC funding for t
Oxford researchers are advised that the University’s Research Committee has approved a revised policy for allocating funds from the RCUK Open Access block grant. In order to best manage the limited funds remaining in our 2017/18 RCUK block grant, the new policy will take effect
Open Access at Oxford has reached a new milestone. Over 10,000 articles have been deposited for Act on Acceptance in the University’s repository ORA since April 2016. The 10,000th manuscript processed by the ORA team was a paper in Heart journal entitled ‘Cochrane Corner:
Oxford’s procedure for gold articles has been simplified: if an author has deposited their publisher pdf in ORA (within 3 months of acceptance), they will no longer be asked for the AAM in addition. The revised approach is reflected in a new FAQ about gold articles (no. 8 in our REF
RCUK has confirmed that the Open Access block grants will be continued at current levels for a further two years. The grants fund costs relating to articles published in peer reviewed journals that have resulted from RCUK funded research and acknowledge Research Council funding. More
"Since 2013, the Open Access Button has been working to build and support efforts to make free, fast, legal tools for discovering free papers in one click from a paywall and making more articles Open Access. This year, we saw that work expand, accelerate, and mature! Still more to do, so see you in 2018 […]
"Citations play an important role in scientific discourse, in research practice and in bibliometrics. Recently, there are increasing initiatives that make citations available as open data for free reuse. The paper describes the state of development of these initiatives and shows that a critical mass of data could emerge in the near future that would […]
"As we prepare to ring in a new year, we are pleased to share the collections of Digital Maine, which joins Oklahoma, Florida, Montana, Maryland, Michigan, and Illinois, as the seventh new partner whose collections have been added to DPLA in 2017. With Maine State Library at the helm, Digital Maine contributes state documents and records, dating […]
"RDAP18 offers attendees the unique chance to interact with and learn from practitioners and researchers working in a variety of fields on research data management, access, and preservation issues. The Summit provides a forum for reaching across disciplines and institutions to work on common solutions to issues surrounding research data management."
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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