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Open Access news

NIHR announce new Open Access policy

The UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced a new Open Access policy on 11 November 2021. 

The NIHR will require all peer-reviewed research articles arising from NIHR-funded research studies to be made immediately Open Access under an open licence. This will apply to all peer-reviewed articles submitted for publication on or after 1 June 2022.

Online resources

Thousands of new ebooks across science and medicine

Since March 2020, there have been considerable increases in ebook provision for both taught students and researchers across MSD and MPLS. See our new blog post on ebooks for details of some the major new collections that you can now access online from Oxford and beyond.

Library services

Opening hours

Vacation opening hours at the Radcliffe Science Library and the Vere Harmsworth Library start from Monday 6 December. We will be open:

  • 9am-7pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am-2pm Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

Christmas and New Year closure

The RSL and VHL will close at 5pm on Wednesday 22 December, and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.