Open Access at Oxford reached a new milestone this summer with the deposit of the 20,000th journal article for Act on Acceptance in the University’s repository ORA. The milestone article was co-authored by Dr Tim Schwanen (Director of the Transport Studies Unit, in the School of Geogr
International Open Access Week has become a regular feature in the global OA calendar each October. But here at Oxford University it clashes with the induction season of the new academic year, meaning low attendance at the events we’ve organised in past years. We decided to try our ow
The University of Oxford has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). In May 2018, the University’s Research and Innovation Committee agreed and accepted the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) as part of a movement towards responsible us
Sally Rumsey, Head of Scholarly Communications and Research Data Management, Bodleian Libraries, has produced a discussion paper entitled “Help! I’m an author. Get me out of here.” The discussion paper points out some current contradictions for authors publishing scholarly articles. I
Oxford’s Block Grant from the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has now been fully spent for 2017-2018. This requires a change of procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for the non-Wellcome COAF partners. From now on, researchers funded by the five COAF partners
Had an article or paper accepted for publication? Don’t forget to deposit your work before you go away on your summer holidays. Articles and conference papers must be placed in an online repository within three months of acceptance in order to be REF eligible. Deposit into ORA via Sym
Oxford’s RCUK APC allocation policy is now finalised for 2018/19. On 1st July 2018 the University revised its policy for allocating funds from the RCUK Open Access block grant for Article Processing Charges (APCs) and article-related charges, in order to best manage the new grant whic
Oxford’s institutional repository now contains over 40,000 full text items: journal articles plus research theses, working papers, conference papers, book chapters, books and more. This means that more Oxford University research than ever before can be read in full for free by a
Over 11,000 research theses have been deposited in the university’s repository, Oxford Research Archive (ORA). Around 5,900 are publicly available and the rest are currently under embargo. Opening up access to Oxford University digital theses Oxford’s doctoral students dep
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A plan to decisively advance towards the Open Access of scholarly publishing by 2020 was the topic of discussion at a meeting yesterday between Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe. The plan, currently called ‘Plan S’, was jointly developed by Science Europe, a group of […]
Abstract: In the 21st Century, research is increasingly data- and computation-driven. Researchers, funders, and the larger community today emphasize the traits of openness and reproducibility. In March 2017, 13 mostly early-career research leaders who are building their careers around these traits came together with ten university leaders (presidents, vice presidents, and vice provosts), representatives from four […]
"An interactive learning opportunity for Non-APC based publishers and fora To continue the efforts of OpenAIRE to provide support to alternative business models making scientific outcomes openly available, we’re organizing an interactive workshop based on input from our participants. We invite journal, book publishers and librarians supporting non-APC publishing initiatives to present their case, brainstorm […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is among the first universities to commit funds to an initiative designed to support the peer-reviewed, open access monographs known as Toward Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME).
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