New five step video helps researchers upload work to Oxford University Archive (ORA) for open access

Open access refers to material that is free at the point of access and licensed for reuse, so readers can use, reuse, and share research easily. The University supports the principle of open-access scholarship and works with publishers, funders, and the higher education community to do so. Oxford Open Access provides systems, tools, and guidance to make it as easy as possible for you to upload your work to make it openly and widely available.

You might be considering Open Access because your funder requires it, but there are many other reasons for doing this such as to boost research visibility, for digital preservation, to meet REF 2029 Open Access policy, and to provide a comprehensive record for Oxford.

As we look ahead to REF2029, it is more crucial than ever that people make their work open access and upload it to the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). There are many compelling reasons to do so:

  • to ensure the widest possible readership for Oxford’s research
  • to comply with funder requirements
  • and to ensure that research outputs are eligible for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise, preparations for which are already in motion.

Professor Heather Viles, Associate Head of Division (Research), demonstrates how easily you can upload your research outputs to ORA in this short five-step video.


Visit the Social Sciences Open Access webpage for more detail and for signposts to further resources.