Strand 1: Mandates, funding and embargoes, what are the options? by Ellen Collins, RIN

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Strand 1: Mandates, funding and embargoes, what are the options? by Ellen Collins, RIN

  1. 1. Mandates, funding and embargos: what are the options? Ellen Collins Research Information Network Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence
  2. 2. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London “…it is difficult to encompass monographs within the discussion about promoting wider access to publications.” Finch Report, 2012
  3. 3. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London “The policy does not cover monographs, books, critical editions, volumes and catalogues, or forms of non-peer reviewed material.”RCUK, 2012
  4. 4. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London “Please note that the AHRC does not currently require scholarly monographs funded by the AHRC to be made available through open access.” AHRC, 2012
  5. 5. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London “The economics of conventional monograph publication are already delicately balanced, and we would not wish to upset this balance while satisfactory alternative models are not in place.” HEFCE Consultation, 2013
  6. 6. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London “The Board has resolved to make no stipulations regarding either mandatory archiving, or open access publication.” Leverhulme Trust, 2010
  7. 7. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London “The Wellcome Trust today announces that it is to extend its open access policy to include all scholarly monographs and book chapters written by its grantholders as part of their Trust-funded research.” Wellcome Trust, May 2013
  8. 8. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London What does this mean? • Applies Oct 2013 for new grantholders, Oct 2014 for existing ones • Where fee paid, CC BY preferred, but not mandatory • Original scholarly research only • Game changer?
  9. 9. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London E is free, pay for P • Variations • Which e-version is free? • Does the author pay an OA fee?
  10. 10. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London E is free, pay for P Model Examples Author fee HTML PDF e-Pub Print OA PDF SpringerOpen c.€15,000 FRE E Manchester University Press £5,900 - £7,700 FRE E OA all e- Palgrave Open £7,500 - £11,000 FRE E FREE Ubiquity Press £150 per chapter FRE E FREE OA HTML Bloomsbury Academic None FREE Open Humanities Press None FREE Open Book Publishers Only if available FREE
  11. 11. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London Libraries pay • Knowledge Unlatched • Pay Title Fee via consortium • Discounts on other formats/enhanced versions • OpenEditions • Pay for membership, access to all e-formats • Membership income split with publishers • In both cases, a version made available in OA
  12. 12. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London Altruists pay • Unglue.it • Backlist/out of print titles • Crowdsourced funding • Working with de Gruyter
  13. 13. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London What about Green? • Embargo periods…? • Something to negotiate with publishers?
  14. 14. Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Open Access Monographs in HSS, 1-2 July 2013, London Key messages • Period of experimentation • Few funder mandates so unlikely to be much funding available • OA may not always be an option • But don’t be afraid to ask!

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