Our next Open Access iSkills session is on Thursday 29th September, at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital. Topics to be covered include: What is Open Access? Research Council and Funder Requirements HEFCE Policy for the next REF ‘Green’
The Open Access and ORA teams will be back at the UAS Conference on 27th September: Breakout Session P3: Open Access and Act on Acceptance – 9:30am- 10:00am Come along for an update on Oxford’s Act on Acceptance campaign, as well as information on Open Access and the next REF, t
Thank you to everyone who attended our new session last week on Authors, copyright and open access, where we aimed to help authors understand their licensing options, make informed decisions, and know what they can deposit into ORA. The slides are now available on the iSkills Handouts
Authors, copyright and open access: making it work for you. We’re going to run a brand new OA workshop next month, to help authors understand licensing issues and what they can deposit into ORA. Wednesday 24th August 2016, 12.00 – 1.00pm, in the Manor Road Building (Seminar Room A). T
Oxford’s authors are to be congratulated on their high rate of compliance with Wellcome Trust Open Access policy. A snapshot report showed a rise from 88% to 91.4% between December 2013 and August 2015, considerably higher than the national rate of 75%. A reminder to WT funded researc
Our central training and help continues over the summer, up the hill and down…. Next dates for iSkills Open Access Wed 27th July, 2-3pm, Radcliffe Science Library (Training Room), Parks Road. Tue 23rd August, 2-3pm, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (Room B), Old Road Cam
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 Monday 4 July 2016: Open Access – reminder to Act on Acceptance Dear Colleagues As you know, the University has a policy of
Researchers across the university are urged to ‘Act on Acceptance’ and deposit into ORA any articles accepted since 1 April 2016. You have 3 months from the date of acceptance in which to deposit the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAMs) of journal articles and conference papers in public
Oxford’s block grant from the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) for the year Oct 2015-Sep 2016 has now been fully spent. This prompts a new procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for research funded by six of the COAF partners: Arthritis Research UK, Bloodw
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 […]
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