Tag Archives: Open Access

Your thesis, copyright and ORA – do you know what to do?

If you are an Oxford DPhil, you are probably aware that you are required to deposit a digital copy of your thesis in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA).    Once deposited, your thesis will be embargoed for a short period, but after that it will be become publicly available as an open access thesis.

Making your thesis open access brings lots of benefits not only to other researchers and the public who can benefit from your research but also to you in terms of raising your visibility and impact.  However, it also carries responsibilities. In particular, if you have included materials such as pictures for which you are not the copyright holder, you will need to get permission to reproduce them.    You may be surprised to learn that this not only applies to the more obvious items like pictures, but also to materials that you have authored yourself (e.g. journal articles) if the copyright belongs to a third party such as a publisher.  Our top tip is to be aware of copyright issues as early as possible in your research, as getting permissions as you go along is usually much easier than leaving it until you have finished your thesis.

In addition, if your thesis includes sensitive or confidential material, you may need to apply for a dispensation from consultation for the whole or part of your thesis so that it does not become public.

To find out more about how to handle copyright and sensitive data in your digital thesis, and how to prepare it for depositing in ORA, come along to Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA on Tuesday 10 October at the Social Science Library.     Please note that although the session is free, booking is essential.

Book now for Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Tuesday 10 October 10.00-11.00)

Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Old Road Campus)

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 give a monthly briefing 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 two sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday 12 July 14.00-15.00  Headington Old Road campus
    (
    particularly convenient for the Medical Sciences Division)

  • Tuesday 22 August 14.00-15.00  Manor Road Building, Seminar Room E

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

 

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 invited 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: June Copyright session.

Please book online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access – making it work for you
(Thursday 15th June 14.00-15.00)

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)