Calling research staff – getting to grips with Open Access requirement for the REF and for research funders

All researchers need to be aware of their oblibation to make their journal articles and conference papers available on an open access basis in order to be eligible for the next REF.   To comply you need to use Oxford’s ‘Act on Acceptance‘ service to deposit the final peer-reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA)  within three months of acceptance for publication.

Many researchers will also have open access obligations as part of their research funding from for example UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust and charities.

If you’re not sure what to do, then why not come along to one of the Bodleian Libraries’ monthly briefings for Oxford researchers and staff.  These briefings are aimed at researchers and academics, research support staff, administrators and librarians and cover:

  • What is open access?
  • Key ‘Open Access’ terms – Gold, Green, APCs
  • How to comply with the REF requirement
  • 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
  • New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
  • Where to get more help

Our next session is on Tuesday 31 January 14:00-15:00.  > Book a a place on  iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?  (booking essential)