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Open Access: funders' policies and recent updates

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Open Access: funders' policies and recent updates

  1. 1. Open Access: funders’ policies and recent updates Business Librarians Association Mini-Conference Birmingham, 7 December 2015 Nancy Pontika, PhD Open Access Aggregation Officer CORE Email: nancy.pontika@open.ac.uk Twitter: @nancypontika
  2. 2. Open Access definition By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. [BOAI, 2002]
  3. 3. Repositories: Institutional and Subject
  4. 4. Open Access Journals Slide Source: http://www.slideshare.net/rossmounce/oa4-ecr Cost – free Fee - waivers Low cost – high quality
  5. 5. RCUK Open Access Policy • Published on July 2012 • In effect from April 1st 2013 • Affects Journal articles and conference proceedings • RCUK green compliant journals: – Allows self-archiving in repositories – 12 months embargo period for STEM – 24 months embargo period for HSS • RCUK gold compliant journals: - Open Access or hybrid journals with CC-BY • Article Processing Charges (APCs)
  6. 6. HEFCE Open Access Policy • Published on March 2013 • In effect from April 1st 2016 • Affects Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings with an ISSN This is a Green Open Access Policy, compliance is possible by self-archiving in a repository • Self-archive the output’s post-print (Author Accepted Manuscript) • Self-archiving asap or maximum 3 months from acceptance for publication • Self- archived material must be machine discoverable • Respects publishers’ embargo periods • Various exceptions for non-deposited outputs
  7. 7. What happens currently in the UK • Interpret the HEFCE Open Access Policy • Advocacy planning • Setting up repositories infrastructure • Installing Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) • Deal with research staff requests • Interpret publishers’ rules for permitted embargo periods • Sometimes these terms are absent, vague, decided on a case by case basis • Check outputs’ data • Check outputs’ compliance
  8. 8. COnnecting REpositories - CORE
  9. 9. Three access levels
  10. 10. CORE Plugin
  11. 11. Open Science Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods. [Open Science Definition https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/foster-taxonomy/open-science-definition]
  12. 12. FOSTER Project [Image available at: http://figshare.com/articles/Open_Science_Taxonomy/1508606]
  13. 13. Thank you! Discussion Links from this presentation: RCUK Open Access Policy: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/openaccess/ HEFCE Open Access Policy: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2014/201407/ CORE: http://core.ac.uk CORE Plugin: http://core.ac.uk/intro/plugin CORE Blog: http://blog.core.ac.uk/ CORE Twitter: @oacore FOSTER: https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/ Open Science Taxonomy: http://figshare.com/articles/Open_Science_Taxonomy/1508606 FOSTER Twitter: @fosterscience

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