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1030 sykes open access uksg - phil sykes - april

  1. 1. Phil Sykes – University of LiverpoolUKSG Conference, Bournemouth 2012
  2. 2.  What’s happened so far Where we are now Some thoughts on what we do next
  3. 3.  High hopes at the turn of the century and gentle progress since the Budapest Declaration in 2002 Laaslo and Bjork survey in 2010 indicated that ◦ 2.7% of published articles going into institutional repositories ◦ 5.3% into Open Access journals ◦ 2% Open Access in hybrid journals
  4. 4.  UK Government very unsupportive to OA until recently Profound change with the appointment of strongly pro open access David Willets Willetts convened Round Table in March 2011 saying issue was not “whether” OA but “when” and “how Finch Group convened to answer the question “How can we make a breakthrough”
  5. 5.  OA best taken forward through Gold Open Access Earmarked funding should be provided by research funder for OA Articles should be made available on a liberal Creative Commons licence (CC- BY)
  6. 6.  Gold makes it possible for articles to be released on a liberal reuse licence. Minimum obstacles to text-mining etc. Needed to recommend something that would effect a dynamic changes Version of record of the article becomes instantly available- no waiting
  7. 7.  Researchers they funded had to publish on an OA basis in journals that complied with their policy ◦ Gold option; or ◦ Green option with maximum six month embargo period (12 in social sciences and humanities ◦ Provided funding for 45% to be published on Gold OA basis in 2013-14 ◦ Required CC-BY
  8. 8.  Allowed longer embargo periods for Green when the publisher provides a Gold option which the author doesn’t take up (Elsevier interpreting that as allowing 48 months!) OA is “a journey”. No need for 100% of articles to be in OA form in year 1. 45% have to be in OA form in 2013-14; but no prescription as to balance of Gold and Green
  9. 9.  Central proposition: in order to be submitted to REF 2020 research outputs, subject to exceptions to be agreed, have to be published in OA form Tone more even handed as between Green and Gold than RCUK policy HEFCE not making any specified funding available On licences and embargoes would like to align with RCUK
  10. 10. The triumph of Open Access is now inevitableThank you. Goodbye
  11. 11.  The current situation results from a very fortuitous combination of circumstances: David Willetts and key personnel in funding bodies all strongly pro-OA So we have to be resolute and make use of the improbable opportunity we now have. We have to provide strong support nationally through our professional bodies and skilled advocacy on campus We have to make Gold work too!
  12. 12. Phil Sykes – University of LiverpoolUKSG Conference, Bournemouth 2012