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Training sessions coming up

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access  - what's happening?

Wednesday 25th May, 12-1 pm, Taylor Institution, Room 2. Book at

Bodleian iSkills: ORCID IDs and the 'ORCID at Oxford' service.

Thursday 26 May, 2.15-2.45pm, RSL Training Room. Book at

Weekly drop-in sessions will also take place throughout Trinity term:

• Mondays 11.30am-1.30pm at the Weston Library
• Tuesdays 4-5pm at the RSL

Open Access -Act on Acceptance gets off to a good start.

Since our 'Act on Acceptance' service launched in October 2015, 5,600 deposits have been made to ORA, the Oxford University Research Archive, with the deposit rate rising steadily to over 1000 per month since February. A big thank you to all depositors, and credit to the ORA team in coping with a tenfold increase in deposits.

The 'Act on Acceptance' service aims to promote compliance with HEFCE's policy, in force since 1 April 2016, that the final peer reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an Open Access repository within three months of acceptance for publication in order to be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

What happens after deposit? The ORA team process it, checking publisher permissions and embargo periods, creating an ORA record, and sending a confirmation email to the depositor. They will make the full-text available if and when it complies with the publisher policy.

Details of how to deposit your work and the help and training available are on the Open Access Oxford website: and Twitter @OAOxford. Help is also available from the email helpline

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