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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 weeks – talks for researchers, academics and postgraduates…

The week of 20 October is international Open Access week and to celebrate this the Bodleian Libraries are hosting a range of talks including:

  • Dr Susanna Assunta Sansone from Nature Publishing Group on open data: better data = better science
  • Dr Martin Eve on the Open Library of Humanities – Gold Open Access for the Humanities without Author-Facing charges
  • Margaret Hurely from the Wellcome Trust on the new Charity Open Access Fund covering Arthrisis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Wellcome Trust

In addition, we will be running our popular workshops “iSkills:  Open Access Oxford – What’s Happening?” (providing guidance on open access publishing via both gold and green routes) and “iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA” (providing guidance for DPhil students on the copyright issues you need to be aware of before uploading your thesis to ORA).

In addition, the Wellcome Trust and Bodleian Libraries will be hosting a drop in session (with tea) on how the Wellcome Trust can help you with open access.

To find out more about any of these events please visit Open Access Oxford.