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
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
"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...."
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