Open Access

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free-of-charge including for those who do not have personal or institutional subscriptions to journals, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.

The Bodleian and partners across the University provide comprehensive support for researchers in all aspects of open access publishing. The Library manages a fund to enable researchers to publish in open access journals, delivers the Oxford Research Archive and provides help and support to our academic colleagues with all aspects of open access and the requirements of Act on Acceptance. 

If you would like a local refresher session in your Department or need any individual help or advice please contact our OA Enquiry team: openaccess@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Open Access Oxford

For more information about open access at Oxford and the support available to you take a look at Open Access Oxford. The Oxford Open Access project is a collaborative project involving Research Services, the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services, the Planning and Resource Allocation Section, OUP and the Academic Divisions.

Act on Acceptance starts here

When you’ve had a paper accepted for publication, please Act on Acceptance – deposit the accepted manuscript (the final peer-reviewed version) into our repository ORA within three months of acceptance.

ORCID at Oxford – Researcher identifier system

An ORCID ID is a unique researcher identifier, used worldwide, that you keep throughout your life and retain even if you move institution. ORCID is increasingly becoming the method of choice by funders and publishers globally to unambiguously link people to their publications and grants. Take a look at our ORCID online guide for more information and to create new or connect existing ORCIDs with the university.

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