UKRI will carry out a public consultation later this year as part of its open access review. The review is expected to report in March 2020 and UKRI expects the revised policy to apply during 2020. For more details see the UKRI news item of 29th April 2019 and the UKRI Open Access Rev
The most rewarding aspects of this year’s OA Oxford Week (4-8 March 2019) were that it generated much in-depth discussion by participants on a number of OA-related topics, and attracted larger audiences. Having previously spent a great deal of effort organizing a large number of event
As part of last month’s Open Access Oxford week, a distinguished panel of Oxford academics led discussions around learned societies and their transition to Open Access. The event was held in collaboration with Oxford University Press (OUP) and aimed to address issues raised by P
Wellcome Trust Open Access (OA) Policy is changing in 2020 2021. [Note: policy revision on 31/05/19]. Below are some points authors may like to consider before the new policy comes into force, for articles submitted for publication from 1st January 2020. (Now 1 Jan 2021) What should I
Act on Acceptance at Oxford has seen over 28,000 deposits in the past 3 years (over half from medical sciences), and more than 1100 in March alone. Thank you again to all involved in this collective endeavour. Oxford researchers, please continue this success and make your work REF eli
The University’s current allocation policy for the Research Councils/UKRI Open Access Block Grant is set to continue for the new grant year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020. We will pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles in fully open access journals (in DOAJ) and hybrid
We’ve been keeping an eye on the count and ORA has just reached 50,000 full-text items freely available! We believe that this is the milestone ORA record, for an article entitled ‘Research Review: Cognitive bias modification of interpretations in youth and its effect on anxiety:
This is a report of the Open Access Oxford Week event organised by the Bodleian Libraries and the Humanities Division on 5th March 2019 which focused on open access to monographs and other long-form publications. Prof Daniel Wakelin, Faculty of English, introduced the event with a rem
The final event of Oxford’s Open Access week 2019 was to play the ‘Publishing Trap’ board game. We were delighted to welcome Jane Secker and Chris Morrison of UK Copyright Literacy to direct their game about author copyright and open access. The four teams comprised a mixture of resea
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is constantly monitored by our support teams, […]
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