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Open Access Week 2013

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What is open access?
What is Open Access Week?
What Open Access Week means to OUP
Featured articles from OUP's fully open access journals
We're online!
Our fully open access journals
Open Access Week at Oxford University

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPEN ACCESS

Open access publishing is a complex area, with lots of jargon and acronyms, and many different opinions. Some key general points are:

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Open access is free and unrestricted online access to and liberal re-use of material*.

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Gold open access is immediate OA publication on a publisher’s site, often involving payment of an article processing charge (APC).

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Green open access describes the practice of authors making papers available in public repositories.

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Fully open access journals publish all content within the journal on an open access basis.

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Hybrid open access journals publish a mixture of open access and non-open access content.


*For more detail on OA, and OUP’s policies on OA, visit Oxford Open.

WHAT IS OPEN ACCESS WEEK?

Open Access Week is an annual global event organised to promote and celebrate the potential of open access, encouraging a sharing of ideas and experiences in the academic and publishing community. Now in its sixth year, Open Access Week 2013 takes place from October 21st – 27th. Universities, publishers and research funders around the world will be issuing communications, hosting events and opening up access to content to mark this event.

OUP is participating in this event to celebrate the progress that the open access movement has made over the last decade in expanding access to research, and to continue to increase awareness about open access among our author and reader community. Have a look below at what we’ve put together and feel free to contact openaccess@oup.com if you have any comments or questions!

WHAT OPEN ACCESS WEEK MEANS TO OUP

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"OUP is committed to open access publishing. 2014 will mark ten years since our first open access venture; two special issues of Nucleic Acids Research. Since then, we’ve greatly expanded our OA offering – all the way from our first hybrid titles in 2005 through to our first experiment with OA monographs, participating in the OAPEN-UK trial. We’ve launched OA journals, added OA options to subscription journals, and acquired high quality OA titles. Sharing experience and best practice around OA with the rest of the publishing community is something we feel strongly about, and will continue to do.

Open Access Week 2013 comes at an exciting and challenging time to be an open access publisher. Government and funding body policies are changing the way researchers think about where and how to publish. Different interest groups have very different opinions on the way the future of both OA and publishing lie. No doubt there will be some tricky and interesting times ahead. Open access week allows us the opportunity to step back from all that though – for a few days we can stop worrying about what’s going to happen in five or ten years, which licence to use, and what the best way is to avoid ‘double dipping’. We’re taking this opportunity to celebrate our OA publishing as it stands now – and we hope you enjoy what we’ve put together."

- Rhodri Jackson, Senior Publisher, Oxford Open


"Science is part of the cultural endowment of world civilization. It should be available to anyone interested, from the poorest to the richest countries on the planet. Open access, however, is more than a moral stance – it is a practical recognition that knowledge advances most rapidly when the greatest possible number of minds are engaged."

- Stephen Stearns, Editor-in-Chief, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health


"Science to support conservation is only effective if it can easily get into the hands of conservation practitioners. Conservation Physiology is one of the only fully OA journals emphasizing a commitment to dissemination and outreach of credible scientific knowledge and perspectives."

- Dr. Steven J. Cooke, Editor-in-Chief, Conservation Physiology

FEATURED ARTICLES FROM OUP'S FULLY OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

WE'RE ONLINE!

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The OUP Blog

Covering everything from Rembrandt to ray guns, we’re among the World’s most widely used academic blogs. Take a look if you haven’t already!

Participating in the OAPEN Program
Andrew Pettinger

Decoding the beauty of pearls
Nori Satoh

How do you study large whales?
Kathleen E. Hunt

Nucleic Acids Research and Open Access
Richard Roberts

Access the OUP Blog here to discover more blog posts.


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OPEN ACCESS WEEK AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Oxford University is also participating in OA Week including a series of fascinating lectures and open access surgeries.

Find out more.

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*Both Open Access Week images were created by Andrea Higginbotham and is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.