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Oxford Open Access Workshop


Oxford Journals is holding a one-day conference to report results from its open access experiments.

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Conference details

Monday 5 June
76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT


Martin Richardson
Managing Director
Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press

Claire Saxby
Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press

Eric Davies
LISU, Loughborough University

Claire Creaser
Deputy Director & Senior Statistician
LISU, Loughborough University

David Nicholas
Managing Director
CIBER, University College London

Paul Huntington
Senior Research Fellow
CIBER, University College London

Programme details

10.30: Registration and coffee

11.00: Welcome and introduction to conference
Chair: Martin Richardson, Managing Director, Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press

11.20: Oxford Journals and Open Access
Claire Saxby, Editor, Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press

Reviewing the results from Oxford’s open access experiments (Oxford Open), including:
• Uptake of the open access option available for 48 of the journals published by Oxford
Nucleic Acids Research (fully open access since 2005), including results from the latest NAR author and reader survey conducted March/April 2006.

12.00: Counting on Open Access - Preliminary Outcomes of an Experiment in Evaluating Scholarly Journal Open Access Models
Eric Davies, Director, LISU, Loughborough University, and Claire Creaser, Deputy Director & Senior Statistician, LISU, Loughborough University

Reporting the results of the first stage of a research study to compare usage and citation patterns for three well-established journals published in 2005 under different open access (OA) models.

The journals included in this study were Nucleic Acids Research (NAR), Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB), and Bioinformatics.

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Determining the impact of open access publishing on use and users
David Nicholas, Managing Director, CIBER, University College London, and Paul Huntington, Senior Research Fellow, CIBER, University College London

Reporting on research to determine whether the open access (‘author pays’) model of publishing leads to more ‘hits’ and reaches the kinds of people the model aspires to reach. A secondary purpose was to develop a powerful methodology, deep log analysis, by which would accurately establish this.

The subject of the study was Nucleic Acids Research (NAR), which moved to a full open access model in 2005. Initial research showed that, indeed, there had been a very spectacular increase in use in NAR over the last few years but that this can be attributed to a whole range of factors of which OA is just one. Recent work has concentrated on establishing the relative impacts of these factors in driving-up NAR usage in preparation for rolling out the analysis to other journals and other subjects.

15:00: Panel discussion: the implications of the oxford open research findings

16:00: Closing summary and coffee

16.30: END

Registration and booking

Registration for this event is now closed. A full report has now been published. Contact Kate Stringer for more information.

Conference fee: £95

Conference fee includes admission, support material, lunch, refreshments, and a copy of the Oxford Open Access Report, detailing all research findings presented at the conference (will be delivered to registrants following the event).

Conference places are limited.

Once we have received your booking, confirmation will be sent by post or email. Two weeks before the conference you will receive a final programme and joining instructions.

Full payment is due on receipt of invoice. A receipt for payment will not be issued unless requested. In the event of cancellation not less than 14 days before the conference you have booked for, full payment will be refunded less a 20% administration charge. No refunds will be possible in the 14 days prior to the conference you are booked onto, but you will be entitled to send a substitute.

For further information about the Oxford Open Access Workshop, please contact Kate Stringer, Assistant Communications Manager

+44 (0)1865 354585

Oxford Journals
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street

Presentation slides

Presentations from the workshop are now available online:


Audio versions of the Workshop presentations are now available. Please click here to listen.


A full report of the Oxford Journals, LISU, and CIBER preliminary findings are now available. Click here to download a free pdf.

Contact Kate Stringer for more information.