What’s the Big Deal with Open Access? Traditional Publishing Houses and OA” – Thoughts from Lund Online

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LundOnline is a two day seminar aimed at college and university librarians and teachers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Melissa Holden, Open Access Business Developer, SAGE, attended this …

LundOnline is a two day seminar aimed at college and university librarians and teachers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Melissa Holden, Open Access Business Developer, SAGE, attended this year. The following is her presentation.

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  • Opened for submissions Dec 2010Launched April 2011 with 6 papersOver 2,900 submissions from 104 countries to date1500 submissions in 2013500 articles publishedOver 730,000 Downloads
  • Over 2,900 submissions from 104 countries to dateTop publish countries – USA, Canada, Australia, UK and India
  • Cf 60% in biological and life science
  • BBSRC – Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research CouncilNERC – Natural EnvironmentSTFC - Science and Tech FacilitiesEPSRC- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilESRC - Economic and Social Research Council Arts and Humanities - AHRC
  • Next challenge was how to engage a community whose understanding of OA was limited.Decide to build a broach church. By not having a dedicated Ed board it’s a broad as it can be – i.e. it’s the whole community.
  • Explaining/educating what the criteria was
  • Community is engaging, reading and citing
  • Jisc is a registered charity and champion the use of digital technologies in UK education and research.
  • If a journal has over X% OA, then action is taken to adjust the subscription priceOA content is not counted in subscription pricingIf OA content inc, then the subscription price is adjustedIf OA content decreases, pricing will riseAPC waivers will be given to top subscribers proportional to the volume of OA content Based on prior 1/2/3 years OA data?Big deals subscribers? How many APCs paid per institution? Should society partners have a say Librarians: Make budgeting easy!

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  • 1. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences A SAGE Perspective Melissa Holden Open Access Development Editor
  • 2. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC 1. OA at SAGE 2. Open Access and the Librarian 3. The Avoidance of Double dipping
  • 3. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC OA at SAGE
  • 4. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC OA at SAGE: author choice ● Growing portfolio of gold OA journals • CC BY for all, with author choice for other licences ● SAGE Choice (hybrid programme) • CC BY or CC BY-NC
  • 5. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC SAGE is Green Compliant Authors can deposit/archive the version of the article accepted for publication in their own institution’s repository/personal website immediately with no embargo period
  • 6. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Why SAGE Open? The first HSS “mega journal” Premier destination for quality OA research in HSS
  • 7. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC SAGE: SA(ra)GE(orge) SAGE was founded by Sara and George Miller McCune in 1965 with a mission to support the dissemination of scholarly research and education Sara’s will transfers ownership of SAGE to a charities and establishes a trust whose purpose is to maintain the company as an independent publisher for the indefinite future
  • 8. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Why SAGE Open? Sara’s mission: support the dissemination of scholarly research and education • Campaign for Social Science and research • US: oppose FIRST Act • Nurturing interdisciplinary research • Independence = long term view • Experiment with OA and technology • Open access publishing requires investment in back office systems
  • 9. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Monthly submission data 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 2011 2012 2013
  • 10. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Experiment with APCs in HSS $195 $395 $99 904 432 1414 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 2011 2012 2013 $695 List Price SAGE Open survey: Over 70% constituted personal payments
  • 11. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC DOAJ by subject 2,414 Social Sciences OA journals = 16% Only 13% levy APCs
  • 12. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC UK Funding
  • 13. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC US Funding if FIRST Act passes
  • 14. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Building a broad, engaged community: article editors and reviewers 23,770 registered reviewers 7,400 invited to review 3,572 reviewed 12,062 invited article editors 2,100 agreed article editors
  • 15. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC The challenge: Explaining and educating about SAGE Open and OA 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 2011 2012 2013 #ofDays Time to First Decision
  • 16. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Top considerations for submitting: ● SAGE’s reputation ● Subject fit ● Quality of previously published authors or papers ● Internationality of journal SAGE Open author survey: 71% of respondents said SAGE Open was their first choice
  • 17. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Citations ● Total cited SAGE Open articles 65 ● SAGE Open articles cited by ISI ranked journals 23 ● Total citations 112 ● Citations by ranked journals 31 ● Most citations of one article 10 Over 730,000 downloads to 500 papers
  • 18. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Experimenting with Drupal technology
  • 19. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Lessons Learnt ● Academic selection mechanisms different in HSS ● Intellectual property is the idea itself ● Licensing - concerns over derivative use ● Immediacy not so crucial ● SAGE Open is additive - it has created a new vehicle
  • 20. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC THE OA LIBRARIAN
  • 21. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Librarian OA extras ● Crucial role in disseminating OA content ● Some manage/allocate institutional/govt OA funding ● Promote researcher engagement with OA
  • 22. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC 2013 UK librarian feedback SAGE with Jisc ● Practical challenges with OA: • How to allocate OA funding • How to record and track APCs • Researcher lack of awareness with gold OA • Advising researchers on quality OA journals www.uk.sagepub.com/repository/binaries/pdf/apc.pdf
  • 23. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC UK librarian recommendations • Clearer guidance from funders about allocation • Better information about licences and funder compliance • Robust APC management • Make budgeting easy with clear publishers’ policies on double dipping
  • 24. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Avoidance of double dipping: Fundamentally simple What’s the fairest way? For whom? But how? Journal of Double Dipping Policy Journal of Double Dipping Policy =
  • 25. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Local vs Global Try to satisfy all groups to be fair LOCAL UNIVERSITY 1. Individual/single subscribers 2. Big deal subscribers Journal of Double Dipping Policy APC
  • 26. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Current SAGE statement ● 2012: <0.25% of papers were published SAGE Choice ● SAGE will not be charging subscribers for open access content in hybrid journals where the author has paid an APC ● We are working on a model to ensure fairness for the 2015 subscription year which we will be discussing with our society publishing partners prior to implementation. http://www.uk.sagepub.com/librarians/subspricing.sp
  • 27. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Summary ● SAGE is green compliant ● SAGE Open has created a new vehicle for OA in HSS ● Experimenting with OA ● Librarians have a crucial OA role to play
  • 28. Lund – March 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Thank you! melissa.holden@sagepub.co.uk David Ross, OA Executive Publisher david.ross@sagepub.co.uk