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5,000 reasons to celebrate Act on Acceptance at Oxford

Open Access at Oxford has reached another milestone, with over 5,000 Author Accepted Manuscripts deposited for Act on Acceptance since April 2016.

Open Access is about making the products of research freely accessible to all.

Many thanks to the 2,400 researchers across the University who uploaded their new Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) to our institutional repository Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) between April 2016 and January 2017.

The 5,000th article processed by the ORA team was a paper entitled 'Sustainable polymers from renewable resources' with two authors from Oxford's Department of Chemistry, Yunqing Zhu and Professor Charlotte Williams. It was published in Nature in December 2016.

In accordance with publisher permissions the ORA copy will be made freely available to all six months after publication through the ORA record (which also links to the published version which can be read now by those with institutional or individual subscription access).

In order to be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF), journal articles and conference proceedings in publications with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), accepted since 1 April 2016, must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance.

For more information about depositing please visit the Act on Acceptance page.