Our next Open Access iSkills will be held on Tuesday 22 November, 10-11am, Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital. Topics to be covered include: What is open access? Key terms – Gold, Green, APCs How to find out about research council or funder requirements How to find out what your
OpenCon is a conference series and community that aims to empower the next generation to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Find out more here: http://www.opencon2016.org/about_us. To coincide with OpenCon 2016 in Washington, a satellite event is taking place in Oxford
The following message was sent to all members of staff at the University of Oxford from Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) on Tuesday 1 November 2016: Open Access – reminder to Act on Acceptance Dear Colleagues I write to remind all academic and rese
Authorea is an online collaborative writing platform aimed at scientists: write, edit, discuss and share your research. Nathan Jenkins, Authorea CTO and co-founder, is hosting this workshop. Find out how Authorea works and how web-based tools like this can help with Open Science, scie
Open Access at Oxford has reached a milestone. Over 10,000 manuscripts were deposited into the University repository ORA in the last year (October 2015-September 2016). This includes ‘back catalogue’ items and other publication types as well as new papers. Last October Oxford launched
The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has allocated Oxford a new block grant, for the year 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017, for Article Processing Charges arising from research funded by one or more of the six participating charities: Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart
We have a number of Open Access drop-in times coming up over Michaelmas Term. Get one-to-one help with Open Access and the REF, Act on Acceptance, and ORA. Drop-ins will run Monday – Friday at the following times: Mondays 10.00-11.30am, Weston Library – Centre for Digital
Please note that Symplectic Elements at Oxford will be unavailable next week between 5:00pm on Tuesday 4 October and midday on Wednesday 5 October. This is required to implement new functionality regarding maintenance of user accounts. Data via the API will remain available during thi
This year International Open Access Week takes place 24-31 October 2016. Its theme is Open in Action: everyone can ‘take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. From posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleag
Creative Commons licences are the standard way to make explicit the permissions granted for open access work. Of the various permutations these licenses have – such as allowing commercial re-use or not, allowing derivative works or not – the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) is the one most commonly held up as the ‘gold […]
"I know first-hand just how thorough peer review is at PLOS ONE as I published one paper there and had another rejected because of flaws that we initially missed. Some scientists even complain that PLOS ONE actually rejects too much. How much to reject is a tricky balancing act for a megajournal. Accept too much, […]
Authors can now submit their bioRxiv preprints directly to GigaScience via the biorXiv platform, at the push of a button. This handy technical integration is another hallmark of biology preprints becoming a normal, accepted, and speedy way of communicating research results.
"While the shift of focus with regards to open data at the federal level is a change, I for one am excited to see true momentum at the state and local level. One of the most exciting things about this open data journey is that we are only at the beginning. Governments are seeing that […]
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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