The next date for our regular monthly session ‘Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?‘ is Wednesday 21st June 2017, 11.00-12.00 at the Manor Road Building (Seminar Room E). An introduction to open access and how to make your publications open access at Oxford.
The purpose of ORA is to store and disseminate digital copies of Oxford research publications, such as journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, working papers and theses. Most of the manuscripts can eventually be released through ORA, thus making freely available many artic
We have a number of Open Access drop-in times coming up over Trinity Term. Get one-to-one help with Open Access and the REF, Act on Acceptance, and ORA. Drop-ins will run Tuesday – Friday at the following times in Weeks 1-8: Tuesdays 2.30-3.30pm, Knowledge Centre Library – ask for Ju
It’s a year since the start of HEFCE’s open access policy, requiring that journal articles and conference papers (in publications with an ISSN) accepted since 1 April 2016 are deposited in an open access repository within 3 months of acceptance for publication, to be eligi
A reminder of our next dates for ‘Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?’: When: Thursday 20th April (12.00-13.00) and Tuesday 23rd May (14.00-15.00). Where: Manor Road Building – Seminar Room E. Book your place here. Our regular introduction to open access and how t
The Wellcome Trust’s open access policy brings in new requirements for publishers next month. From 1 April 2017, Wellcome funding cannot be used to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) for papers submitted to non-compliant publishers. Wellcome have published the list of 58 publ
Many thanks to everyone who attended last month’s successful event (programme) bringing together academia, publishers and funders to discuss challenges and initiatives in research communication and open access. Special thanks go to convenor Dr Philippa Matthews and the speakers:
Open Access at Oxford has reached another milestone, with over 5,000 Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) deposited for Act on Acceptance since April 2016. In order to be eligible for the next REF, journal articles and conference proceedings (in publications with an ISSN) accepted since
Wellcome and MRC recently announced that they allow researchers to cite preprints in grant applications. For more information see: • Wellcome: “As of January 2017, we will permit researchers to cite preprints, or pre-peer reviewed manuscripts, in their grant applications and end-of-gr
"In his keynote at the Repository Fringe conference earlier this month, Dr Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost, reported that UCL have done exactly that - there is now explicit recognition of open practices in the Academic Careers Framework. 'All research outputs are available through Open Access wherever possible' This means that academics will be rewarded for open […]
"The current crisis of veracity in biomedical research is enabled by the lack of publicly accessible information on whether the reported scientific claims are valid. One approach to solve this problem is to replicate previous studies by specialized reproducibility centers. However, this approach is costly or unaffordable and raises a number of yet to be […]
"It is time to 'reconsider' how Chinese censorship is dealt with by the rest of the world, according to an academic who started a petition against Cambridge University Press’ now-reversed decision to block access to politically sensitive journal articles in China. Christopher Balding, associate professor of economics at Peking University, said that for too long universities […]
"Collecting anonymized data for the purposes of distributing royalties is one thing, but broad copyright surveillance and enforcement is not a job for universities. Universities should teach students and faculty how to comply with copyright, should confirm that its agents are following policies correctly and should then be able to presume that those copying are […]
"MIT has received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to host a summit on the Grand Challenges in Information Sciences and Scholarly Communication in spring 2018. Inviting experts from across disciplines and sectors, the summit aims to identify critical problems in information science that are solvable within 10 years and which have broad […]
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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