On Promoting Open Access at LBNLPresentation Transcript
Jeffery Loo December 17, 2009 [email_address] On Promoting Open Access at LBNL
1 Awareness of open access principles
funding challenges journal subscription fees copyright ownership / control reader access return on public investment Research life cycle challenges
Open access responds to these challenges Publishing that is Digital and online Free access for readers * Fewer copyright restrictions not free for authors
Motivations for OA participation Self-interest Altruism
Advantages and concerns Advantages Greater visibility and citation rate Digital Free access Promotes collaboration and exchange Concerns Publishing quality Preservation and authenticity Sustainability of author-pays model Conflict of interest when author pays
2 Open access models
Spectrum of open access models Less effort Individual level More effort Collaboration
Open access licenses an alternative to traditional copyright
Open access journals free to read, but not to produce
Springer Open Choice
Open access archives and repositories Self-archiving Where to archive: Directory of Open Access Repositories http://www.opendoar.org Permission to self-archive? Sherpa-Romeo database http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/index.html
publishing system and repository no fees for UC members and LBNL UCPubS - print on demand
Institutional support administrative and financial Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity
Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) Funding for OA publishing by UC Berkeley members
Institutional policy and mandates MIT – all faculties Harvard – Faculty of Arts and Sciences Stanford – School of Education
Institutional collaboration SCOAP 3 Collaboration to promote open access publications in high energy physics
Advocacy (for the law) Nobel Laureates Open letter re: Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA)
Spectrum of OA options The University of California recommends
What’s on the horizon? Open data GenBank Science Commons DataONE Encouragement by: CIHR Wellcome Trust eScience Cyberinfrastructure High performance computing at LBNL
Open Science transparency and collaboration open notebook science citizen science
Other research communication Pubcast on SciVee Object Re-Use and Exchange (ORE) Standard Herbert Van de Sompel (LANL)
Issues for reflection
Open access awareness and activity
Key LBNL supporters of OA publishing
Administrative support for OA initiatives
Metrics for the awareness, activity, and support of OA
What OA support do LBNL members need?
How much is LBNL spending on OA publishing fees?
Are the OA journal pricing models prohibitive?
Are alternative models and sources of funding necessary?