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This website is the University of Oxford's central source of information and guidance about open access - also known as OA. It’s run by the Bodleian Libraries’ Open Access team.

The Bodleian Libraries' Open Access team runs regular training sessions and an annual open scholarship festival (OxFOS).

There is also a dedicated open access helpdesk if you have any questions.

Each section of this site deals with a key aspect of open access. If you're new to the topic, here are some good places to start.

A brief video introduction to open access

This video from SHB Online covers the what, why and how of open access publishing.

Tackling the jargon of open access

There's a lot of jargon terminology used in open access. We've created this handy diagram to situate some of it in the publishing process. All terms are also defined in our glossary.

This diagram illustrates the publishing process, situating jargon open access terminology – you can read about this terminology on our glossary page