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
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
"Conclusively, the aim of the large funders is clear. Due to their influence and considering the positive impact that their policies have on the scientific ecosystem in general, scientists will adhere. The question here is, how far and how fast will this change affect the approach to quality (i.e. the IF), or how needy for […]
"In post-publication peer review, scientific contributions are first published in open-access forums, such as arXiv or other digital libraries, and are subsequently reviewed and possibly ranked and/or evaluated. Compared to the classical process of scientific publishing, in which review precedes publication, post-publication peer review leads to faster dissemination of ideas, and publicly-available reviews. The chief […]
"The joint RDA/Force11 BioSharing WG enjoyed a busy and productive RDA 9th Plenary. The aim of the WG is to firstly define guidelines to link information on databases, content standards and journal and funder data policies and then secondly, to implement them in the existing BioSharing portal (https://www.biosharing.org). The BioSharing WG is now at the […]
The sheer proliferation of newly published research articles can make staying on top of the literature a daunting, time-consuming task. Moreover, not being a deadline-driven activity, it can also fall down lists of priorities and be difficult to integrate into the everyday routine. Erzsébet Czifra-Tóth and Jon Tennant have put together a short sequence of steps and flagged a […]
"Two Linn-Benton Community College representatives have been named Open Oregon Educational Resources Champions for their work in making open resources available to students...."
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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