Creative Commons for Academic Publishers Jessica Coates Project Manager Creative Commons Clinic September 2008 AUSTRALIA p...
<ul><li>Aims to make creative material more useable by providing free licences that creators can use to give certain permi...
CC Myths <ul><li>CC is not: </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-copyright – just another rights management tool for creators </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Attribution </li></ul>Attribution-ShareAlike AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICO...
Benefits <ul><li>Increased citations </li></ul><ul><li>Increased profile </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid failures in existing subs...
Business models <ul><li>‘ gold’ – charge researchers for publication (cost usually rolled into grant) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ ...
PLoS <ul><li>7 journals – main focus = life sciences </li></ul><ul><li>All material available online immediately at no cha...
Biomed Central <ul><li>Publishes 193 journals – all articles available free and immediately under Creative Commons Attribu...
Further information <ul><li>Public Library of Science -  http://www.plos.org/about/faq.html </li></ul><ul><li>Biomed Centr...
Creative Commons Colombia co.creativecommons.org / Carolina Botero [email_address] www.karisma.org.co / carobotero GRACIAS...
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Creative Commons for Academic Publishers

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Presented to a group of university publishers in Bogota, Colombia, in September 2008. Spanish language translation also available.

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Creative Commons for Academic Publishers

  1. 1. Creative Commons for Academic Publishers Jessica Coates Project Manager Creative Commons Clinic September 2008 AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Carpeted commons by Glutnix, http://www.flickr.com/photos/glutnix/2079709803/in/pool-ccswagcontest07 available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
  2. 2. <ul><li>Aims to make creative material more useable by providing free licences that creators can use to give certain permissions in advance </li></ul>AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J
  3. 3. CC Myths <ul><li>CC is not: </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-copyright – just another rights management tool for creators </li></ul><ul><li>The public domain – just giving certain permission in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-commercial – can charge for first use, commercial uses, “premium” service, or embed advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Right for every situation – entirely voluntary, and won’t be best solution for all creators </li></ul>AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J
  4. 4. <ul><li>Attribution </li></ul>Attribution-ShareAlike AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Attribution-Noncommercial Attribution-NoDerivatives Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives
  5. 5. Benefits <ul><li>Increased citations </li></ul><ul><li>Increased profile </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid failures in existing subscription market as library budgets go down </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to challenges to small journals posed by consortium and bundled purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Align with authors’ and users’ expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Public benefits – greater access to knowledge etc </li></ul>AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative
  6. 6. Business models <ul><li>‘ gold’ – charge researchers for publication (cost usually rolled into grant) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ premium services’ – charge subscription for value-added features eg commissioned material, literature reviews </li></ul><ul><li>combined offline and online publication </li></ul><ul><li>advertising, sponsorships, partnerships, grants </li></ul><ul><li>selling to third party aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>‘ delayed’ open access – eg make material freely available after 6 months </li></ul>AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative
  7. 7. PLoS <ul><li>7 journals – main focus = life sciences </li></ul><ul><li>All material available online immediately at no charge under a CC Attribution licence - no restrictions on subsequent redistribution or use </li></ul><ul><li>Strict peer review and editorial policies </li></ul><ul><li>Uses ‘gold’ business model - charges academic for publication for cost recovery – fee lowered/waived if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>V high citation ranking eg PLoS Biology has a Thomson Scientific Impact Factor of 13.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports open access as ‘efficient, effective and equitable’ </li></ul>AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative The amount of attention that our article received was almost overwhelming. Publication in PLoS Medicine has played a prominent role in my emerging academic career.&quot; - Jeffrey Lacasse
  8. 8. Biomed Central <ul><li>Publishes 193 journals – all articles available free and immediately under Creative Commons Attribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Stringent peer reviewed, based on open and closed review models </li></ul><ul><li>High Thomson Journal Impact Factors (eg Genome Biology = 6.59) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses combined business model – charges for publication (some journals); includes advertising on main site; and charges subscription fee for additional products and services (eg commissioned content, literature evaluations, hosted repository) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides free tools to help others launch open access journals. </li></ul>AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative “ The traditional subscription-based model is also becoming increasingly unsustainable, as increasing amounts of research is being published whilst library budgets remain static. &quot; – Biomed Central
  9. 9. Further information <ul><li>Public Library of Science - http://www.plos.org/about/faq.html </li></ul><ul><li>Biomed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/faq </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to Business Planning for Converting a Subscription-Based Journal to Open Access - http://www.soros.org/openaccess/oajguides/index.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to Business Planning for Launching a New Open Access Journal - http://www.soros.org/openaccess/oajguides/index.shtml </li></ul>AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative
  10. 10. Creative Commons Colombia co.creativecommons.org / Carolina Botero [email_address] www.karisma.org.co / carobotero GRACIAS!! Universidad Nacional y Fundación Karisma “ Acceso 0.1” Enero 28 y 29 de 2008

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