Open Access services will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016 to Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive. This means there will be no ORA reviewing of deposited items during this period, no handling of Article Processing Charges, and no response to enquiries. Normal service fr
Booking is now open for Open Access Oxford: Publishing, Papers and Peer-review, our event on Friday 20th January, 2017 (10.30-16.00). There are many changes afoot in academic publishing. We therefore invite you to attend a series of short talks, panel discussions and opportunities for
Wellcome Open Research is a new open access publishing option for Wellcome Trust researchers. Researchers can rapidly publish a wide range of submissions, from more traditional narrative-based articles to incremental findings, methods, protocols, datasets and negative/null results. On
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
Abstract: "Digital repository managers rely on usage metrics such as the number of downloads to demonstrate research visibility and impacts of the repositories. Increasingly, they find that current tools such as spreadsheets and charts are ineffective for revealing important elements of usage, including reader locations, and for attracting the targeted audiences. This article describes the […]
"On behalf of the European Research Area Steering Group Human Resources and Mobility (ERA SGHRM), the European Commission has launched a survey on rewards, education and skills needed to promote Open Science."
"A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Now it seems that his successor as Microsoft […]
Abstract: Providing local access to locally produced content is a primary goal of the Institutional Repository (IR). Guidelines, requirements, and workflows are among the ways in which institutions attempt to ensure this content is deposited and preserved, but some content is always missed. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, the library implemented a service called LANL […]
"A free new Chrome and Firefox extension called Unpaywall seeks to get you past that paywall and show you the data you want whenever it’s available someplace else. It is far from comprehensive, but on top of OpenAccess, preprints and a few other options, science is beginning to become something that doesn’t require a subscription. The extension […]
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