Open Access Oxford Week (11th to 15th June 2018)

The SSL supports these Open Access Oxford Week events.

Open Access Oxford Week, will round off the summer term with daily events across the university. It will be a chance to discuss developments in research dissemination and scholarly communication, policy and practice, all in the context of open access. There will be a mix of local and visiting speakers, including representatives from Research England, the National Institute for Health Research, JISC, Altmetric and the creators of ‘author copyright’ game The Publishing Trap.

There will also be a social science-focused day on 14 June entitled ‘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.

Visit the Open Access Oxford Week programme page for latest details and booking. A full programme is also listed below.

All events are free and open to all University staff and students, especially academics and researchers, research students, research support staff and librarians.

Monday 11 June 2018

Implementing the REF policy for Open Access. Presenter: Claire Fraser (Higher Education Policy Adviser, Research England). The policymaker’s perspective on the implementation of open access publication requirements for REF 2021.  12.30-1.30pm, Weston Library Lecture Theatre. Book a place.

Help! I’m an author, get me out of here. Presenter: 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. 2-3pm, Weston Library Lecture Theatre.  Book a place.

Tuesday 12 June

Play the Publishing Trap game. Presenters: 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. 11.30am-1pm, Radcliffe Science Library (Group Study Room). Book a place.

NIHR Open Access policy and progress. Presenter: 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.  2-3pm, Cairns Library (Beeson Room).  Book a place.

Wednesday 13 June

Openness and humanities. Presenter: Pip Willcox (Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries). The long history of openness in humanities. 11.30-12.15, Weston Library Lecture Theatre. Book a place.

Digital theses and open access. Presenter: Sarah Barkla (Institutional Repository Librarian, Bodleian Libraries). The benefits of making your doctoral thesis available through ORA. 12.15-1.00pm, Weston Library Lecture Theatre. Book a place.

Latest developments in altmetrics. Presenter: Jean Liu (Head of Product Development, Altmetric). Introducing altmetrics and open access, recent developments and tips for using Altmetric data. 2-3pm, Weston Library Lecture Theatre. Book a place.

Thursday 14 June

Publishers, papers and peer review. A Social Sciences-focused event led by Professor Alis Oancea (Oxford University Department of Education). 10.45am-3.45pm, Manor Road Building (Seminar Room G). Programme and booking.

Friday 15 June

The EU and open access: OpenAire and Horizon 2020. Presenter: Frank Manista (European Open Science Manager, JISC). The new OpenAire project and its role in supporting European Union open access policy. 11am-12.00, Radcliffe Humanities Building (Seminar Room). Book a place.

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