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Act on Acceptance continues

Act on Acceptance has seen over 8,000 deposits from the Medical Sciences in two years, a great success. Thank you to everyone involved in this collective endeavour. All academics and researchers need to act on acceptance to make their outputs eligible for the REF. So while you’re celebrating your next article being accepted for publication, make sure you deposit your work within three months of acceptance. Deposit is quick and easy. Deposited work becomes part of the University’s institutional repository ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) and is made freely available once any embargo period ends. The University offers a free service to help Oxford researchers meet the requirement. For more information visit the OA Oxford website.

A new look for ORA

The University’s institutional repository ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) has a new look and a brand new public interface. Improved features include the ability to directly tweet an item, view usage metrics including altmetrics, views and downloads, better search functionality and optimisation for display on mobile devices. Explore the new features.

New Open Access Publications Policy approved

The University has approved a new Open Access Publications Policy, reiterating its commitment to ensuring the widest possible access to its world-class research and its preference for ‘green route’ open access.  The policy sets outs responsibilities for the University and for the researcher. All researchers are asked to deposit on acceptance the author accepted manuscript for journal articles and conference papers, record details of all other publications, and obtain and Oxford-linked ORCID. The University commits to provide support and assistance (including: an OA service offering advice & training, administration of block grants and help to comply with funders; mechanisms and infrastructure including the institutional repository ORA; advocacy with publishers and others to support the aims of the policy). Know your responsibilities and find out more.

April Open Access Oxford workshop

The next Bodleian iSkills “Open Access Oxford - What's Happening?” session will take place Wednesday 25 April 14.00-15.00 in the Beeson Room at the Cairns Library. For details and to book, please see