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Open Scholarship news

Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship 2023 – Save the date: 6th-17th March 2023

Audience: Primarily aimed at researchers and academics but all Oxford staff and students are welcome

What in the world is going on with open access and open research?

Come along and hear from an array of exciting national and international speakers – and find out! Organised by the Bodleian Libraries, for Oxford staff and students, The Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship (OxFOS) covers a range of topical issues for a fortnight each year. This is an opportunity to explore and debate issues, and jointly look for solutions. We hope to interest and inspire you!

If you wish to receive updates about the schedule (due in January 2022) please join this mailing list by emailing:

Got a project to present? A talk you want to run/see? Contact the OSS team at

Keep an eye on the #OxFOS23 landing page for further schedule announcements.

Want to promote the event? Please use these branding files for your marketing (and thank you!)

Ongoing and forthcoming events and training

Details of upcoming Open Scholarship events and training are available on our website, along with recordings of previous events.

Online resources

Thieme journals - consultation on subscription renewals

The Bodleian Libraries, along with all departments in the University, are under increased financial pressure and constraints. 

We are faced with consistently above-inflation price rises for online journals. As a result, we don’t renew any subscription without a careful review of usage and cost. We want to make renewal decisions in partnership and consultation with our users. We want to minimise the impact of any possible cuts, making sure there is the necessary support for learning, research, and teaching within the MSD. The following online journals are now due for renewal. They have had very low usage in 2021-22.

  • Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Digestive Disease Interventions
  • Hämostaseologie
  • Journal of Hip Surgery
  • Homeopathy
  • International Journal of Angiology
  • Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Journal of Pediatric Genetics
  • Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Journal of Pediatric Neurology
  • Journal of Wrist Surgery
  • Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Klinische Pädiatrie
  • RöFo - Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren
  • Seminars in Interventional Radiology
  • Seminars in Plastic Surgery
  • TumorDiagnostik & Therapie
  • Ultraschall in der Medizin - European Journal of Ultrasound
  • Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie

We’d welcome any feedback you may have on the importance of these titles to your work.  Please send your comments to Edina Pillock by Friday 2 December 2022.

Help the RSL highlight contributions to science from under-represented groups

The RSL is committed to supporting an inclusive culture and being a space where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected when it re-opens in Summer 2023.

As a part of this action, we would like to celebrate and highlight past and present contributions to science in Oxford from people from under-represented groups, and we need your help to do this. For more details, please read our recent blog.

RSL redevelopment project – update

Some recent pictures from inside the building can be found at on our website.