Open Access Oxford Week 11-15 June 2018

In Week 8 Bodleian Libraries will be running daily events across the university which look at all aspects of open access publishing.

Join us to discuss developments in research dissemination and scholarly communication, policy and practice.  With a mix of local and visiting speakers, we look forward to welcoming representatives from Research England, the National Institute for Health Research, JISC, Altmetric and the creators of ‘author copyright’ game The Publishing Trap.

We also have a special event on 14 June – ‘Publishers, papers and peer review’, led by Professor Alis Oancea (Oxford University Department of Education), and exploring publication strategies, predatory journals, open practice and data, social science repositories, responsible research metrics, and OA policies. Speakers include leaders from academia, publishing, and preprint servers SocArxiv and SSRN.

All events are FREE, and open to all University staff and students, especially academics and researchers, research students, research support staff and librarians. Please follow the links to book a place online.

The REF policy for open access: why and what? (Monday 11 June 12.30-13.30)
Claire Fraser (Higher Education Policy Adviser, Research England). The policymaker’s perspective on the implementation of open access publication requirements for REF 2021.
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Help! I’m an author, get me out of here (Monday 11 June 14.00-15.00)
Sally Rumsey (Head of Scholarly Communication and Research Data Management, Bodleian Libraries). Calling Oxford authors to share views on evolving research dissemination at this repeat of Sally’s January presentation.
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Play the ‘Publishing Trap’ board game (Tuesday 12 June 11.30-13.00)
Jane Secker and Chris Morrison (both from UK Copyright Literacy). Come prepared to play this educational board game – aimed at early career researchers and academics – exploring the impact of scholarly communications choices, with its copyright expert creators.
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NIHR Open Access policy and progress (Tuesday 12 June 14.00-15.00)
Justin Riordan-Jones (Head of Systems and Information (Research), Department of Health & Social Care). An overview of OA policy and practicalities from the National Institute for Health Research, a major funder of research at Oxford.
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Openness and humanities (Wednesday 13 June 11.30-12.15)
Pip Willcox (Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries). The long history of openness in humanities.
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Digital theses and open access (Wednesday 13 June 12.15-13.00).
Sarah Barkla (Institutional Repository Librarian, Bodleian Libraries). The benefits of making your doctoral thesis available through ORA.
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Latest developments in altmetrics (Wednesday 13 June 14.00-15.00)
Jean Liu (Head of Product Development, Altmetric). Introducing altmetrics and open access, recent developments and tips for using Altmetric data.
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Publishers, papers and peer review (Thursday 14 June 10.45-15.45)
Led by Professor Alis Oancea (Oxford University Department of Education). Social Science focus but open to all. led by Professor Alis Oancea (Oxford University Department of Education), and exploring publication strategies, predatory journals, open practice and data, social science repositories, responsible research metrics, and OA policies. Speakers include leaders from academia, publishing, and preprint servers SocArxiv and SSRN. 10.45am-3.45pm, Manor Road Building. Programme/booking

The EU and open access: OpenAire and Horizon 2020 (Friday 15 June 11.00-12.00)
Frank Manista (European Open Science Manager, JISC). The new OpenAire project and its role in supporting European Union open access policy.
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Open access: a publisher’s perspective (Friday 15 June 13.00-16.00)
Katie Pryce, Lucy Oates, and Alison Jones (Open Access team, Oxford University Press). A publisher’s perspective on the open access landscape, recent industry developments, and the development of open access monograph publishing.
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