This year International Open Access Week takes place 24-31 October 2016. Its theme is Open in Action: everyone can ‘take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. From posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleag
Our next Open Access iSkills session is on Thursday 29th September, at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital. Topics to be covered include: What is Open Access? Research Council and Funder Requirements HEFCE Policy for the next REF ‘Green’
The Open Access and ORA teams will be back at the UAS Conference on 27th September: Breakout Session P3: Open Access and Act on Acceptance – 9:30am- 10:00am Come along for an update on Oxford’s Act on Acceptance campaign, as well as information on Open Access and the next REF, t
Thank you to everyone who attended our new session last week on Authors, copyright and open access, where we aimed to help authors understand their licensing options, make informed decisions, and know what they can deposit into ORA. The slides are now available on the iSkills Handouts
Authors, copyright and open access: making it work for you. We’re going to run a brand new OA workshop next month, to help authors understand licensing issues and what they can deposit into ORA. Wednesday 24th August 2016, 12.00 – 1.00pm, in the Manor Road Building (Seminar Room A). T
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
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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 — […]
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