The University of Oxford is closely monitoring the development of the UK Scholarly Communications Licence (UK-SCL). We are taking advice and will consult with the Oxford academic community in due course. Consultation is being led by Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian. We are aware th
Many thanks to everyone who came to Sally Rumsey’s well-attended talk at the Weston Library on 11th January – it got our Open Access new year off to a great start. We’d been hoping that researchers and journal editors would come and share their thoughts, and we weren
The 14,000th article deposited for Act on Acceptance and Open Access at Oxford was a paper in Climate Policy entitled ‘The fiscal benefits of stringent climate change mitigation: an overview’. Dr Linus Mattauch, who conducts research on climate economics at the Institute f
ORA received a whopping 13,600 deposits during 2017. The grand total includes book chapters, books, working papers, doctoral theses and more, as well as journal articles & conference papers. A big thank you to everyone involved in making our repository bigger and better. Let’
The University’s 2017-18 OA Block Grant from RCUK has now been exhausted and no funds remain for paying either APCs (Article Processing Charges) or page/publication charges for RCUK-funded researchers. A new allocation will be available from 1st April 2018. Heads of Department have be
Read the latest thoughts from Sally Rumsey, the Bodleian Libraries’ Head of Scholarly Communications & Research Data Management, on the way forward for scholarly communications, research data, and open access, in this post on the Wiley Network blog after her recent visit there: A
Happy New Year! Training resumes this month with our regular FREE introductory session run by Bodleian Libraries giving an overview of open access and how to make your publications open access at Oxford: ‘Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?’ What is open access? Key ter
Help! I’m an author – get me out of here. Oxford University authors and journal editors are invited to a discussion about evolving research dissemination with Sally Rumsey, the Bodleian Libraries’ Head of Scholarly Communications & Research Data Management. This presentation
Open Access services will close at 3pm on Thursday 21st December 2017 for the Christmas break. This means there will be no ORA reviewing of deposited items during the closed period, no handling of Article Processing Charges, and no response to enquiries. Normal service from the ORA, A
From Google's English: "In July 2018, the Department of Scientific and Technical Information sent a questionnaire to all the people working in the Inserm structures. The purpose of the operation: to evaluate the practices of publication and access to the scientific literature in order to adapt the documentary offer as close as possible to their needs."
A plan to decisively advance towards the Open Access of scholarly publishing by 2020 was the topic of discussion at a meeting yesterday between Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe. The plan, currently called ‘Plan S’, was jointly developed by Science Europe, a group of […]
Abstract: In the 21st Century, research is increasingly data- and computation-driven. Researchers, funders, and the larger community today emphasize the traits of openness and reproducibility. In March 2017, 13 mostly early-career research leaders who are building their careers around these traits came together with ten university leaders (presidents, vice presidents, and vice provosts), representatives from four […]
"An interactive learning opportunity for Non-APC based publishers and fora To continue the efforts of OpenAIRE to provide support to alternative business models making scientific outcomes openly available, we’re organizing an interactive workshop based on input from our participants. We invite journal, book publishers and librarians supporting non-APC publishing initiatives to present their case, brainstorm […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is among the first universities to commit funds to an initiative designed to support the peer-reviewed, open access monographs known as Toward Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME).
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