Category Archives: Open Access

Published an article? Have you used ‘act on acceptance’ to comply with the REF?

Open Access Oxford logoIn order to be eligible for the next REF, the final peer-reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance for publication. In Oxford this means that you need to use our ‘Act on Acceptance‘ service to upload your author-accepted manuscript to the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) within 3 months of publication.    Those funded by UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust or charities may also have additional open access obligations.

All this sound confusing?  If so, not to worry, just come along to one of our Open Access Oxford briefing.  Our briefings last 1 hour and are aimed at researchers and academics, research support staff, administrators and librarians. Key topics include:

  • What is open access?
  • Key open access terms – Gold Access, Green Access, APCs
  • REF requirements and how to comply
  • How to find out about research council or funder requirements
  • How to find out what your publisher will allow
  • Green route and how to deposit in the Oxford Research Archive using ‘Act on Acceptance’
  • Gold route and how to claim for APCs
  • New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
  • Where to get more help

Briefing take place monthly, with the next session on Our next session is on Tuesday 23 May 14.00-15.00 at the Manor Road Building.  The session is free, but booking is required.

Open Access Oxford – What’s happening? – March briefing

Picture of an open lockIn order to be eligible for the next REF, the final peer-reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance for publication. HEFCE’s requirements are designed to ‘increase substantially the amount of scholarly material that is made available in an open-access form’.

Bodleian Libraries run monthly briefings on open access publishing and Oxford’s position. These briefings are aimed at researchers and academics, research support staff, administrators and librarians. Key topics include:

• Introduction – What is open access?
• Key terms – Gold, Green, APCs
• 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
• HEFCE policy for next REF
• New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
• Where to get more help

Our next session is on Wednesday 15th March

The session is free, but online booking is required.
Book a place on  iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?

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)

Open Access Publishing, Papers and Peer review

There are many changes afoot in academic publishing. We therefore invite you to attend a series of short talks, panel discussions and opportunities for conversation around the subject of open access publishing. Speakers and panel members will include Oxford academics, and representatives from the Wellcome Trust, F1000, eLife, PLoS, BioRxiv, Publons, Oxford University Press, the University’s IT Services and Bodleian Libraries. The meeting will focus predominantly on biomedical sciences, but attendees from other disciplines are also welcome.

Topics will include presentation and discussion of new open access platforms, the process of peer review, the role of reviewer, how we use metrics, the role of IT and the internet, managing sensitive data, and the balance between sharing your work and retaining ownership. The aims are to help academics maximize the accessibility and impact of their work, to learn about the University’s publishing requirements, to facilitate discussions between academia and publishers, to identify where to go for help with publishing, and to address some of the challenges of publication.

Lead organiser is Dr Philippa Matthews (Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Medicine) with the Open Access team.

This free event (includes tea/coffee & sandwich lunch) is open to all University members. Click here for full programme; click here to book a place.

Open Access Oxford – what’s happening in the Medical Sciences Division?

In order to be eligible for the next REF, the final peer-reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance for publication. HEFCE’s requirements are designed to ‘increase substantially the amount of scholarly material that is made available in an open-access form’.

Bodleian Libraries run monthly briefings on open access publishing and Oxford’s position. These briefings are aimed at researchers and academics, research support staff, administrators and librarians. We are bringing our next session to the Cairns Library at the John Radcliffe Hospital for anyone who finds it a more convenient venue. Key topics include:

• Introduction – What is open access?
• Key terms – Gold, Green, APCs
• 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
• HEFCE policy for next REF
• New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
• Where to get more help

Our next session is on Tuesday 22nd November, 10:00-11:00

Book a place on
iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?
(Online booking essential)

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

Authors are often unsure what rights they retain when signing the publisher agreement for a journal article. Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work.

Bodleian Libraries are running an introductory workshop to help you decipher the jargon and explain the pitfalls so you can understand your options and make informed decisions.  The workshop will cover: benefits of retaining copyright; Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) compared with other Licence types (inc. Creative Commons); author rights and sharing permissions; subscription and open access articles; uploading to the web or repositories; University and funder policies (inc. REF); and the support available.

Participants are asked to bring along an example of a publisher copyright agreement that they have signed in the past or from a journal they publish in regularly. There will be time for Q&A, but if you wish to send questions in advance please email: openaccess@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, using subject line: August Copyright session.

Please book online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access – making it work for you
(Wednesday 24 August 12.00-13.00)

 

Open Access Oxford: What’s happening?

In order to be eligible for the next REF, the final peer-reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance for publication. HEFCE’s requirements are designed to ‘increase substantially the amount of scholarly material that is made available in an open-access form’.

Bodleian Libraries run monthly briefings on open access publishing and Oxford’s position. These briefings are aimed at researchers and academics, research support staff, administrators and librarians. Key topics include:

• Introduction – What is open access?
• Key terms – Gold, Green, APCs
• 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
• HEFCE policy for next REF
• New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
• Where to get more help

Our next session is on Tuesday 23rd August, 14:00-15:00

Book a place on  iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?
(Online booking essential)

Open Access Oxford: what’s happening?

In order to be eligible for the next REF, the final peer-reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance for publication. HEFCE’s requirements are designed to ‘increase substantially the amount of scholarly material that is made available in an open-access form’.

Bodleian Libraries run monthly briefings on open access publishing and Oxford’s position. These briefings are aimed at researchers and academics, research support staff, administrators and librarians. Key topics include:

  • Introduction – What is open access?
  • Key terms – Gold, Green, APCs
  • 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
  • HEFCE policy for next REF
  • New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
  • Where to get more help

Our first session will be in Week 0, Wednesday 20th April 12:00-13:00

Book a place on iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?
(Online booking essential)

Your research publications, Open Access and the REF

From 1 April any journal article or conference paper that you wish to include in your REF submission must be made available on an open access basis within 3 months of acceptance.     Likewise many research funders now require research outputs to be made available open access.

If you’re not sure how to make your publications open access, come along to our Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford briefing on Tuesday 1 March 11.00-12.00.  We will be covering:

  • What is open access? And what do we mean by the gold route, green route and APCs?
  • The HEFCE Open Access policy for the REF and how to make sure that you comply
  • How to find out about research council or funder requirements
  • How to find out what your publisher will allow
  • How  to deposit your publications in the ORA repository for the REF and Green route compliance
  • How to make your publication open access via the Gold route and how to claim for APCs
  • New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
  • Where to get more help

This workshop is only open to current members of Oxford University.  It is likely to be very popular so online booking is essential.

Have you got your researcher ORCID ID yet?

Orchid Flower

Orchid flower by Tejvan Pettinger (Flickr: Orchid) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

ORCID iDs are unique researcher identifiers that are increasingly important for linking researchers with their publications and grants.

It’s really important to have one, because they are now required by many funders and publishers and because they are very useful in ensuring that all your publications are attributed to you correctly.  This has sometimes been a challenge in the past, where an individual researcher’s publications might end up being listed  under 2,  3 or even more variants of their name (for example John Brown, J Brown, JE Brown, John E Brown etc).    Publications being listed under different names can have serious implications for your H-Index and other metrics but this is easily resolved by using an ORCID ID because the ORCID ID is a unique and unambigous identifier linking you and your publications.   You can use it throughout your life, even when you move institutions.

If you haven’t got an ORCID ID yet, why not come along to our briefing, Bodleian iSkills: ORCID IDs and the ‘ORCID at Oxford’ service where you can find out more and sign up to get your ORCID ID. The session will take place on Monday 29th February 14.15-14.45.  Booking is essential.