How to publish in GOLD open access
Directory of open access journals (no hybrid journals!)
Charges … > £1000
Gives a block grant to universities
based on how much UKRC funding
45 – 75 % of publishing costs
University expected to match this
Distributes to schools in proportion of UKRC grants (£41k)
Non-UKRC projects: use their own funds
EU funding (Horizon 2020)
Costs during the project lifetime can be accounted for in the grant
Costs afterwards: European Research Infrastructures Work Programme
PU Intranet: https://intranet.plymouth.ac.uk/pearl/intranet.htm
GREEN open access
OA repositories – self archiving
Do not perform peer review
Indexed and google searchable!
Manuscript after peer-review
Directory of open access repositories
Higher Education Institution repository (HEI)
Which journals allow self-archiving?
Postprints (and pre-prints):
Elsevier, Hindawi, Springer, …
Pre-prints only: Wiley, post-prints after 12 months
None: American Chemical Society
Check on: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/
Open lab notebook –
Problems with open access
Preprints: Peer review
http://rcsproject.wordpress.com/oa-answers/ = provided by a
project funded by JISC, a HEFCE and Government funded
organisation which supports HE in it’s use of digital
provided by Sherpa, which is based at the Centre for
Research Communications at the University of Nottingham.
Sherpa is a consortium of research-led universities with
experience of running repositories.
http://www.eprints.org/openaccess/self-faq/ = provided by a
team at the University of Southampton, who have developed
an open source repository software product called E-Prints
and are strong supporters of Open Access.
Slide: N. Cockarill
So? Open access summary.
Purpose: ... the purpose of OA is not to punish or
undermine expensive journals, but to provide an
accessible alternative and take full advantage of new
technology —the internet— for widening distribution
and reducing costs. Moreover, for researchers
themselves, the overriding motivation is not to solve
the journal pricing crisis but to deliver wider and
easier access for readers and larger audience and
impact for authors.
What can you do?
Use available open access funds
Check journal policies before submission
Deposit preprints on servers
Deposit postprints on PEARL or other HEI repositories
Link on networking sites to
posters, presentations, data, …