Oxford University Press is marking International Open Access Week with a series of activities exploring the idea that a more open world should work for everyone. Find out more on our Celebrating OA Week announcement and check out the first of our blog posts for this week, looking at OUP and the open research landscape.
At OUP, this year, we reached a milestone 100,000 articles published via open access since 2004 with more than 1,500 articles now published every month. We now publish more than 90 fully open access journalsand offer an open access publishing option on over 400 of our journals, the majority of which are published in partnership with learned societies from around the world. Additionally, OUP now has 22 Read & Publish deals in place ranging from the US to China. This year saw our first agreement in Australia and New Zealand, following negotiations with the Council of Australian University Librarians. We have also renewed a number of existing agreements and reached new ones with Jisc in the UK, FineLib in Finland, and IreL in Ireland.
New Oxford Open journal
We’re also delighted to announce the launch of Oxford Open Neuroscience, the sixth title in our flagship open access journal series. With its broad scope, the journal aims to represent the whole neuroscience community, with a focus on diversity in all aspects of leadership, decision making, and authorship.
Rhiannon Meaden, Senior Publisher in OUP’s OA team said, ‘Oxford Open Neuroscience offers a researcher-focused, innovative, and experimental publishing solution for authors. The journal has been designed to meet the needs of this diverse author community, and incorporates for example double-blind peer review to reduce bias, editor summaries for every paper, an innovative ‘no revisions’ option for authors looking for a rapid ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ decision and a straightforward and simple submission process with no reformatting required prior to submission’.