Thanks to everyone who came to Monday’s Authors, copyright and Open Access sessions. It’s proved popular so we’re repeating it again next week, on Tuesday 27th August, 2-3pm at the Radcliffe Science Library. Book here. The slides will be going up soon but meanwhile h
Two dates for your diary this month. In addition to our regular briefing ‘Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?’ on Wednesday 28 August, we have an introductory ‘Open Access copyright for authors’ session on Monday 19 August (update: repeat on Tues
Open Scholarship at Oxford The University of Oxford is committed to open scholarship (also known as open science or open research), as indicated in its Strategic Plan 2018-23. To be successful in fulfilling these priorities, change is required across the Collegiate University, for exa
Oxford’s 2018-2019 Block Grant from the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has now been fully spent. This requires a change of procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for the non-Wellcome COAF partners. Researchers funded by the five COAF partners below should, unt
We’re running a workshop next month to help our authors understand open access licensing issues and what they can deposit into ORA. Authors, copyright and open access: making it work for you. Monday 19th August 2019, 2-3pm in the Radcliffe Science Library. Researchers are often unsure
Berlin-Oxford summer school on Open Research 2019 Interested in open and reproducible research but not quite sure how to start? Come to the Berlin-Oxford summer school on Open Research, to be held at Green Templeton College Oxford from 16 – 20 September 2019. We will have a core
On 31st May it was announced that Plan S and the new Wellcome Trust OA policy have been revised and will now take effect on 1 January 2021, a year later than originally proposed. Plan S is a set of 10 principles to which a group of major funders (including Wellcome and UKRI) have comm
The Wellcome Trust has published its annual analysis of spending by the 36 organisations that received a grant from the Charity Open Access Fund between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018. Overall compliance with the COAF OA policy was 90% (articles freely accessible through Europe
The Open Access policies of several major research funders are in a state of flux. The policies of UKRI / RCUK and post-2021 REF are under review and expected to report over the course of next year. Update 31 May 2019: it has been announced that Plan S – and the new Wellcome Tru
"Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O)...."
With your help ensure vital Open Science/Scholarship infrastructure remains open and free Last month, SCOSS, a crowd-funding style initiative intent on helping secure the services that comprise our vital Open Science / Scholarship infrastructure, launched our second funding cycle. For this funding round, SCOSS thoroughly vetted four services that we are presenting to the international community […]
"The Executive Board of the NERL Consortium (The Board) approved support for the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts. At the forefront of this framework is the belief that authors should retain copyright with generous reuse rights and the ability to immediately place scholarly articles in institutional repositories. The NERL Board strongly supports the open and equitable […]
"The Environmental Protection Agency suppressed the work of its career employees and dismissed legitimate science in taking a key deregulatory action, dozens of former and current employees have alleged. The employees are asking investigators to discipline the top officials responsible. The complaint, issued by the nonprofit advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, concerned orders from EPA’s […]
"We’re updating our list of free and low-cost article access programs, including patient/caregiver access.... We want to call attention to the way patients and their caregivers can access information for free. With our Patient Access Program, they can receive medical or healthcare related research papers by emailing email@example.com. This email is constantly monitored by our support teams, […]
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