Details below of the next round of central training and help. iSkills Open Access session Wed 25th May, 12-1pm, Taylor Institution. 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
1st April 2016 marks the start of HEFCE’s open access policy and a significant step in increasing the availability of UK research to the wider world. Universities across the land have been busy preparing for it. For Oxford this means that all authors must deposit journal article
To mark the go-live of HEFCE’s open access policy, our OA team is providing the following support during April. UAS Conference on Tuesday 12th April ‘Open Access’ Breakout session 1 (9.40-10.10am). HECFE’s Open Access policy goes live 1 April 2016. Get an update on O
There’s just 1 month to go until HEFCE open access policy* begins. Find out more and deposit at our Act on Acceptance page. This month on Twitter, @OAOxford is doing an #oacountdown to help you get #readyfortheREF. The Act on Acceptance message is gradually percolating to all co
Introduction to ORCID at Oxford Monday 29 February, 2.15-2.45pm, Radcliffe Science Library. What are ORCIDs and how do they work? Find out the benefits for researchers, their adoption by funders, publishers & institutions, and how to sign up through our ‘ORCID at Oxford’ service.
The clock is ticking. On 1st April 2016 HEFCE’s policy for open access in the next REF takes effect. Oxford’s message to its researchers is Act on Acceptance: deposit your accepted papers into our repository ORA within three months of acceptance. Many thanks to all who’ve
To mark Wikipedia‘s 15th birthday on 15th January 2016, we have a guest post by Martin Poulter, the Bodleian Library’s Wikimedian in Residence: The Budapest Open Access Declaration is one of the defining documents of the Open Access movement. It says that free, unrestricte
A version upgrade of Symplectic Elements (SE) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th January 2016. The service will be unavailable in the afternoon starting around 12:30pm and we anticipate the service will resume by 5pm. This means you won’t be able to deposit articles in
‘Research funding should go to research, not to publishers’ says LERU (League of European Research Universities), in its recent statement on Open Access at http://www.leru.org/index.php/public/extra/signtheLERUstatement/. A petition is currently being led by LERU (of which
"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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