Booking is open for Open Access and monographs: publishers, policies & practicalities, our humanities-focused event about academic books for Open Access Oxford Week 2019, on Tuesday 5th March 2019, from 2.00-4.30pm in the Weston Library (Lecture Theatre). Chaired by Professor Dani
The University’s open access repository, ORA, received a whopping 17,387 deposits during 2018, up from 13,600 in 2017. That’s a rise of 28%. The grand total includes book chapters, books, working papers, doctoral theses and more, as well as journal articles & conferenc
Open Access services close at 12.00 noon on Friday 21st December 2018 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
Plan S implementation guidance has been released by cOAlition S for consultation until 1 February 2019 (subsequently extended to 8 Feb). It aims to clarify the key points of Plan S, describe implementation options and provide responses to questions and comments. The University is curr
Advance notice that we’re planning another Open Access Oxford Week for Monday 4th to Friday 8th March 2019, to finish the spring term with a week of events bringing together researchers, publishers and funders to discuss developments in the research publishing landscape, and the
This week the Wellcome announced a new Open Access policy from 2020. It will apply to articles submitted for publication from 1 January 2020. Key points and changes 1. Date for implementation set for 1 January 2020 – authors have no need to act yet and should continue to comply with t
Once again Oxford is hosting an OpenCon satellite event, 1.30-4.30pm on Friday 30th November 2018 at the Weston Library, jointly organised by Crossref, the Bodleian Libraries and the Centre for Digital Scholarship and, of course, OpenCon. This is the 4th Oxford event and it promises a
It was a pleasure to mark #ThesisThursday for Open Access Week and celebrate e-theses across the UK with a presentation by our institutional repository librarian, Sarah Barkla, about the growth of Oxford University digital theses in ORA and the benefits of putting your thesis online.
“On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisations, with the support of the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.” It is b
"Our 2019 conference will provide librarians and information professionals with an invaluable insight into best practice for delivering the open research agenda. With funders placing an increasing emphasis on open research, librarians are faced with the challenge of changing entrenched practices among researchers – particularly around the submission stage. At CISPC 2019, we will be bringing together speakers […]
"The jurisdiction in which it makes the most sense to reform copyright law so that it supports, rather than deters, access to research and scholarship is the United States. After all, the country’s Constitution empowers Congress “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right […]
"In response to the public health emergency of opioid misuse, addiction and overdose, NIH has launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative. The NIH HEAL InitiativeSM is a trans-agency effort focused on improving prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management. As part of its response to this crisis, […]
"APWSS [Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society] is aware that for some organizations, journals are an essential source of revenue, which fund other activities, such as travel grants for researchers from developing countries. However, making revenue from the journal is not a priority for our Society. Instead, Weedswill be launched as a high-quality ‘Open Access’ (OA) publishing platform, charging only a nominal administrative […]
"When ALS charities are transparent about what they fund, scientists and other funders can better plan ahead. We [ALS Association] post our funded awards here, and we are working on approaches to make it easier to track our funding and impact. We've also adopted open science practices that encourage aggressive sharing of work; things like sharing scientific […]
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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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