Wellcome Open Research is a new open access publishing option for Wellcome Trust researchers. Researchers can rapidly publish a wide range of submissions, from more traditional narrative-based articles to incremental findings, methods, protocols, datasets and negative/null results. On
Our next Open Access iSkills will be held on Tuesday 22 November, 10-11am, Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital. Topics to be covered include: What is open access? Key terms – Gold, Green, APCs How to find out about research council or funder requirements How to find out what your
OpenCon is a conference series and community that aims to empower the next generation to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Find out more here: http://www.opencon2016.org/about_us. To coincide with OpenCon 2016 in Washington, a satellite event is taking place in Oxford
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 Tuesday 1 November 2016: Open Access – reminder to Act on Acceptance Dear Colleagues I write to remind all academic and rese
Authorea is an online collaborative writing platform aimed at scientists: write, edit, discuss and share your research. Nathan Jenkins, Authorea CTO and co-founder, is hosting this workshop. Find out how Authorea works and how web-based tools like this can help with Open Science, scie
Open Access at Oxford has reached a milestone. Over 10,000 manuscripts were deposited into the University repository ORA in the last year (October 2015-September 2016). This includes ‘back catalogue’ items and other publication types as well as new papers. Last October Oxford launched
The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has allocated Oxford a new block grant, for the year 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017, for Article Processing Charges arising from research funded by one or more of the six participating charities: Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart
We have a number of Open Access drop-in times coming up over Michaelmas Term. Get one-to-one help with Open Access and the REF, Act on Acceptance, and ORA. Drop-ins will run Monday – Friday at the following times: Mondays 10.00-11.30am, Weston Library – Centre for Digital
Please note that Symplectic Elements at Oxford will be unavailable next week between 5:00pm on Tuesday 4 October and midday on Wednesday 5 October. This is required to implement new functionality regarding maintenance of user accounts. Data via the API will remain available during thi
The aim of this paper is to explore whether in today's changing landscape libraries institutional repositories are used, in order to develop collections of locally produced geospatial data. Furthermore, this study will explore the use of policies in developing geospatial collections in order to reveal whether this tool is necessary for librarians who deal with […]
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"Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder's mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in […]
From Google translate: ""CPT" stands for the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, which was signed ten years ago. Remember Mark Surman (Mozilla Foundation) and Philipp Schmidt (MIT Media Lab), who were there. In time for the anniversary and the UNESCO Open Educational Resources Conference in Ljubljana, there is now CPT + 10, "an effort to […]
"A new journal is offering something we’ve never seen before: A cash reward to corresponding authors of papers it publishes. Normally, in the case of open-access journals, researchers have to pay article processing charges (APCs). But Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology, an open-access journal launched at the end of last year, flips the typical narrative — […]
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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