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International Open Access Week at Oxford, 21-27 October 2019

This year’s International Open Access Week ( takes as its theme ‘Open for whom? Equity in OpenKnowledge’.

We’re marking it with the sessions below. Meanwhile we’ll be putting our main efforts into organising another ‘alternative’ Oxford OA Week in 2020.  Watch this space.

Open Access Oxford – What’s happening? Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 3-4pm at the Radcliffe Science Library

Our regular introduction to OA publishing, “Act on Acceptance” at Oxford and how to deposit your research in our open access repository, plus how to comply with funder mandates and the REF 2021 OA policy. Please note: This will be followed 4-4.30pm by a deposit drop-in session. If you have an article to deposit or an open access question that needs help, bring it along.

Authors, copyright and open access: making it work for you Wednesday 23rd October, 2-3pm at the Radcliffe Science Library

An introduction to open access copyright permissions for authors, focussing on your journal article, preprint or thesis.

For further information and to book, please see

Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) new block grant 2019-20

The new COAF grant year 2019-20 has begun, for articles published between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020.  This means that Oxford’s COAF-funded authors no longer have to claim Open Access fees from their individual funders and can once again send applications to for central processing by the Bodleian’s APC Team as usual.

This applies to researchers funded by the participating charities: Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK, Versus Arthritis, Wellcome.

Please visit our COAF page for current guidance: If you have any questions about open access at Oxford please email the OA Enquiry Team at