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Open access requirements F.N.R.S.

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The section provides an overview of the open science requirements and how to comply with them stipulated by F.N.R.S. Presentation is by Sandrine Brognaux (UMons).

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Open access requirements F.N.R.S.

  1. 1. OPEN ACCESS POLICY SANDRINE BROGNAUX, PHD (AVRE – UMONS)
  2. 2. 1. Foreword  One F.R.S-FNRS mission is to promote the valorisation of scientific research outputs  F.R.S.-FNRS decided to join the open access movement initiated by the « Budapest Open Access initiative » (BOAI, 2002) read/download/copy/distribute/print/search/link/crawl/use (©)  Board of trustees on 2012 7th December OPEN ACCESS GREEN ROAD  « Regulation on the application of the open access policy to scientific publications resulting from research programs supported by F.R.S.-FNRS and its associated funds » (April, 2013)  FAQ online (http://www.fnrs.be/en/index.php/open-access-en)
  3. 3. 2. What does the policy say?  Green open access: self-archiving full-text version of a scientific paper published in a journal, available in open access upon acceptance from the publisher, either immediately or after the deadline imposed by the publisher.  Institutional repositories (free)  Submit all published research to the institution’s repositories: metadata + PDF (post-print or published version)  Accessibility of the PDF should be as large as possible  In accordance with rules of copyright and embargo (depending on editor’s policies)
  4. 4. 3. To whom does it apply?  Grant recipients and promoters (CDR, PDR, EQP, MIS) of the F.R.S./FNRS and associated funds  Any peer-reviewed article and publication (exception: books or monographs)  (Partly)-funded by FNRS research  From 1st October 2013  Retro-active : any research result published since 2008  ONLY FULL-VERSION OF ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS IN PDF FORMAT (AND EXCEPTIONS) WILL BE ACCOUNTED FOR EVALUATION BY F.R.S.-FNRS AND ASSOCIATED FUNDS
  5. 5. 4. Are there exceptions?  Editor’s policies:  Freedom of choice of researchers but preference for journals indexed in DOAJ  Check on SHERPA-ROMEO website to find publisher’s and journal’s policies  FNRS advises recipients to sign a licence agreement while transferring their copyright (given template) to facilitate free access and use  Approval of the co-authors  Legal or ethical issues (confidentiality, personal data protections, etc.)  IF IT CANNOT BE MADE PUBLIC, RECIPIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO INFORM THEIR HOSTING INSTITUTION AND THE F.R.S.-FNRS  PUT IN INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY (PUBLIC)
  6. 6. 5. What about Golden Open access ?  F.R.S.-FNRS favors Green Open Access but no exclusion of a direct publication in an open access journal (Golden OA)  Golden OA: A publisher making the full-text version of a scientific paper available in OA, either on a free-of-charge or publication-fee basis  F.R.S.-FNRS ALLOWS ITS RESEARCHERS TO CLAIM THE COSTS OF PUBLICATION IN OA JOURNAL TO A LIMIT OF 500€/ARTICLE
  7. 7. 6. What about other open science aspects?  No regulation of other open science aspects:  Open data  Open source  …
  8. 8. 7. Institutional repositories
  9. 9. 7. Institutional repositories 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Open access in UMONS repository Articles in journals Publications in conferences, symposiums, seminars
  10. 10. 8. Conclusion  Large influence of policy papers on access to scientific research  Still important role played by reknown journal editors that could be detrimental to open access

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