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
iSkills Open Access session Tues 21st June, 2-3pm, RSL training room. Open to all members of the University. Covers Act on Acceptance and how to deposit, plus how to meet other funder requirements such as RCUK and Wellcome Trust/COAF. Book here. Weekly OA drop-ins Do you want h
Advance notice that Symplectic Elements (SE) will be unavailable on Wednesday 1st June 2016, starting around 9:30am, anticipated to resume by 4pm. This part of the SE Support and Functional Enhancements Project, in order to migrate the service onto new hardware. It will not be possibl
Oxford’s Act on Acceptance service has since October 2015 allowed researchers to quickly and easily deposit their work in ORA via Symplectic Elements.This supports both the University’s Open Access policy for making research outputs widely available and our ability to opti
Advance notice that Symplectic Elements (SE) will be unavailable on Monday 9th May 2016, starting around 9:30am, anticipated to resume by 5pm. This part of the SE Support and Functional Enhancements Project, in order to migrate the service onto new hardware. It will not be possible to
Details below of the next round of central training and help. iSkills Open Access session Wed 25th May, 12-1pm, Taylor Institution. Open to all members of the University. Covers Act on Acceptance and how to deposit, plus how to meet other funder requirements such as RCUK and Wellcome
1st April 2016 marks the start of HEFCE’s open access policy and a significant step in increasing the availability of UK research to the wider world. Universities across the land have been busy preparing for it. For Oxford this means that all authors must deposit journal article
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 […]
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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