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
In addition to the briefings taking place in departments and faculties, there are regular OA surgeries and training sessions which are open to all members of the University including administrative staff (DAs, PAs and anyone else in research support roles) as well as academics & r
Oxford’s Act on Acceptance campaign has been running since 1st October, to inform academics & researchers about open access policy and our new ‘quick deposit’ service. From now on researchers should deposit all newly-accepted articles and conference papers in our repos
Following the recent main event in Brussels, Belgium – here comes the OpenCon Oxford Satellite event. When: Friday 4 December 2015, 15:00 – 18:00. Where: Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY. FREE Registration: http://www.opencon2015.org/rlammey/opencon_2015_o
Update Tue 8 December 5pm: Symplectic deposit of full-text items to ORA is now possible so you can #actonacceptance once again. Thanks for your patience. +++++++++++++++ Update Tue 8 December 1.30pm: Symplectic is back, but deposit of full text items to ORA is still not possible. Serv
Here are details of our next training sessions for open access. Both are open to all members of the University: 1. ORA Workshop, Wed 25 November 1-4pm, in the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Weston Library. ORA plays a key role in Open Access and Research Data Management for the
Creative Commons licences are the standard way to make explicit the permissions granted for open access work. Of the various permutations these licenses have – such as allowing commercial re-use or not, allowing derivative works or not – the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) is the one most commonly held up as the ‘gold […]
"I know first-hand just how thorough peer review is at PLOS ONE as I published one paper there and had another rejected because of flaws that we initially missed. Some scientists even complain that PLOS ONE actually rejects too much. How much to reject is a tricky balancing act for a megajournal. Accept too much, […]
Authors can now submit their bioRxiv preprints directly to GigaScience via the biorXiv platform, at the push of a button. This handy technical integration is another hallmark of biology preprints becoming a normal, accepted, and speedy way of communicating research results.
"While the shift of focus with regards to open data at the federal level is a change, I for one am excited to see true momentum at the state and local level. One of the most exciting things about this open data journey is that we are only at the beginning. Governments are seeing that […]
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