Update: PCI presentation slides from this session now available. The following seminar has been organised by Professor Tim Coulson, Associate Head of Department, Dept of Zoology: Speakers: Denis Bourguet and Thomas Guillemaud (founders of Peer Community In…) When: Wednesday April 3rd,
There was an excellent turn out for the Oxford Open Access Week screening of ‘Paywall: the Business of Scholarship’ documentary on 6th March, complete with popcorn to enhance the experience. The audience watched the documentary then the event chair, Prof Tim Coulson, introduced a pane
Many thanks to everyone who attended or presented at last week’s Open Access Oxford Week. We’ll be posting reports of all the events, with slides where possible, starting with this one from Monday 4th March: Martin Poulter, our Wikimedian in Residence, set the scene for the week
On 11th February 2019 David Sweeney visited Oxford University to discuss Plan S, the international initiative on full and immediate open access to research publications. His presentation in the Weston Library lecture theatre, which was attended by academics, researchers, administrator
Opening up access to paywalled research in the news. We’d like to share an example of Oxford research that has been widely disseminated through the university repository ORA, to demonstrate how it enables free access to research behind a paywall. A paper published in Science in June 2
Open Access at Oxford has hit new heights with the deposit of the 25,000th journal article for ‘Act on Acceptance’ in the University’s repository, ORA. The milestone paper, ‘The Lund jet plane’, was published in the Journal of High Energy Physics in December 20
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top acad
Oxford University academics and researchers are invited to hear David Sweeney speak about Plan S, the international initiative on full and immediate open access to research publications. David Sweeney is Executive Chair of Research England and co-chair of the Implementation Task Force
Booking is open for Open Access Oxford Week 4-8 March 2019, in the last week of the spring term. This year’s programme covers developments in a variety of areas: the convergence of open access, education, data & culture; academic books and open access; learned societies and the tr
"Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O)...."
With your help ensure vital Open Science/Scholarship infrastructure remains open and free Last month, SCOSS, a crowd-funding style initiative intent on helping secure the services that comprise our vital Open Science / Scholarship infrastructure, launched our second funding cycle. For this funding round, SCOSS thoroughly vetted four services that we are presenting to the international community […]
"The Executive Board of the NERL Consortium (The Board) approved support for the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts. At the forefront of this framework is the belief that authors should retain copyright with generous reuse rights and the ability to immediately place scholarly articles in institutional repositories. The NERL Board strongly supports the open and equitable […]
"The Environmental Protection Agency suppressed the work of its career employees and dismissed legitimate science in taking a key deregulatory action, dozens of former and current employees have alleged. The employees are asking investigators to discipline the top officials responsible. The complaint, issued by the nonprofit advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, concerned orders from EPA’s […]
"We’re updating our list of free and low-cost article access programs, including patient/caregiver access.... We want to call attention to the way patients and their caregivers can access information for free. With our Patient Access Program, they can receive medical or healthcare related research papers by emailing email@example.com. This email is constantly monitored by our support teams, […]
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