Oxford Open Access Week social sciences event 14 June 2018

On Thursday 14th June 2018 is Publishers, papers and peer review, our special event for Open Access Oxford Week for social sciences, 10.45-15.45 at the Manor Road Building (Seminar Room G).

Join us for a series of short talks and discussion around open access and changing pathways to publication. Speakers include representatives from academia, publishing, repositories and our support teams for open access, data and the REF. Topics include publication strategies, avoiding ‘predatory’ journals, the role of social science preprint platforms, managing data, the new culture of responsible research metrics in impact assessment, and OA policies. The aims are to help researchers maximize the accessibility and impact of their work while retaining ownership, engage with the move towards open practice, address some of the challenges of publication, be aware of University requirements, and know where to go for help.

This free event (which includes tea/coffee & sandwich lunch) is open to all University members, especially academics, researchers and research students from the Social Sciences Division. Booking now closed.

Latest Programme:

10.45-11.00 Registration and coffee.

11.00-11.15 Welcome & introduction: Open Knowledge Practices – Alis Oancea (Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy and Director of Research, Oxford University Department of Education). View the slides.

11.15-11.30 Academic publishing: making strategic choices – Dr Penelope Woolf (Head of Impact, Oxford University Press and Honorary Norham Fellow, Oxford University Department of Education). View the slides.

11.30-11.45 Responsible publishing: avoiding predatory journals – Cathy Scutt & Sarah Humphreys (Social Sciences Subject team, Bodleian Libraries). View the slides.

11.45-12.00 Open practice, open data – John Southall (Data Librarian, Bodleian Libraries). View the slides.

12.00-12.15 Social science preprint servers: Social Science Research Network – Gregg Gordon (Managing Director, SSRN).

12.15-12.30 Open access and the REF in the Social Sciences Division – James Kemp (Project Manager, Research Excellence Framework, Social Sciences Division). View the slides.

12.30-1.00 Q&A with Panel.

1-2pm Lunch.

2.00-2.15 Social science preprint servers: SocArxiv – Philip N. Cohen (Director, SocArxiv).

2.15-2.30 Doing open (and social) science as an ECR – Lisa Lodwick & Jasmine Nirody (Post-doctoral Research Fellows, All Souls College). View the slides.

2.30-2.45 Oxford University‘s publication policies & Oxford support for open access – Sally Rumsey (Head of Scholarly Communication and Research Data Management, Bodleian Libraries) & Juliet Ralph (Open Access Subject Librarian, Bodleian Libraries). View the slides.

2.45-3.00 Responsible metrics for research – James Wilsdon (Professor of Research Policy, Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield). View the slides.

3.00-3.25 Q&A with Panel.

3.25-3.30 Closing remarks – Alis Oancea.

3.30-3.45 Tea.

Responsible metrics: background reading

European Commission Expert Group on Indicators.

HEFCE The turning tide: A new culture of responsible metrics for research.

Wilsdon, J., et al. (2015). The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management.


We are grateful for support from the Social Sciences Division and the Bodleian Libraries to cover the costs of this event.

Further information

This event is part of our OAOxford Week programme. If you have any questions please contact the OA Enquiry team on openaccess@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.