Training and Events page

Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? Book a place at the next session.
These regular introductory sessions are run by Bodleian Libraries giving an overview of open access and how to make your publications open access at Oxford.

    • What is open access?
    • Key terms – Gold, Green, Article Processing Charges
    • How to find out about research council or funder requirements
    • How to find out what your publisher will allow
    • Green route – how to deposit in ORA
    • Gold route and how to claim for APCs
    • Where to get more information & help
    • Act on Acceptance and OA policy for REF2021.
Intended audience:  researchers & academics, research support staff, librarians, administrators.
View the slides from the last session.


Your thesis, copyright & ORA

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). This session explains the copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.

Intended Audience:  All doctoral research students.

Next session: details and booking are on the iSkills Libguide.


Authors, copyright and open access – making it work for you

Researchers are often unsure about open access copyright permissions for their journal article, preprint or thesis.  What open access rights do you retain when signing the publisher agreement for a journal article? Are you permitted to self-archive your article in your institutional repository? Which Creative Commons licence to select for your preprint? Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work. This introduction deciphers the jargon and explains the pitfalls so you can understand your options and make informed decisions. It covers:

  • open access copyright and licensing for authors of journal articles, preprints, theses
  • initial ownership of copyright
  • Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) and other journal publishing licences
  • Creative Commons (CC) licences
  • funder policies on licences and retaining copyright
  • posting to repositories, preprint servers, academic platforms
  • sharing and re-using work legally
  • where to get help.

Note this session can only provide guidance and does not constitute legal advice.

Intended Audience:  Academics, researchers, postgraduate research students

Next session: details and booking are on the iSkills LibGuide.

View the slides from the last session.


Previous events

Open Access Oxford Week, 9-13 March 2020.  Programme and slides.

Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October). This was our programme of events.

Open Access Oxford Week, 4-8 March 2019Programme and event reports and summary report.

Open Access Week 2018 (22-28 October). This was our programme of events.

Open Access Oxford Week, 11-15 June 2018. Programme and event report. Included social science-focused event ‘Publishers, papers and peer review’ on Thursday 14 June.

Open Access Week 2017. This was our programme of events.

Open Access Oxford: Publishing, Papers and Peer-review (medical sciences-focused event, Fri 20 January 2017 ). Event report.

Open Access Week 2016. This was our programme of events.

2020 Vision: Making Your Research Compliant. FOSTER event (21st April 2015). See the presentations.

Open Access Week 2014. This was our programme of events.

Open Access Monographs forum (Wed 18 June 2014). Read the event report on our Blog.

Open Access Week 2012. Event report on UK Web Focus blog.