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  • Re-arrange. Take text off, like many others. Start with visibility, unfairness, then finances. Journal packages!!! UU pays more than Harvard.
  • Monograph and serials cost. Cost increase. Graph on the internet with library budget. Monograph=books, serials=journals
  • Either KNAW and NWO give money to the author in the project. Or they have extra funding. Or the university has extra funding (e.g. UU has extra money left over this year, library that is). 2012: TU Delft has €40.000 available, Wageningen UR has €50.000, as does Utrecht University.
  • Preprints/Post publication: put it on an open access repository before or after submission/publication. Before: be aware!!!
  • Green road = deposition of publications in depositoriesGolden road = publishing in open access journals and books
  • Your work, your rights? Open access in academia in the Netherlands (2012).

    1. 1. Your Work Your Rights Open access and copyright Cindy de Jonge, Elisabeth Svensson, Sabine Lengger
    2. 2. Why is ‘open access’ an issue?  Visibility  Fairness  Finances Image: Giulia Forsythe
    3. 3. Why is ‘open access’ an issue? Figure:
    4. 4. Open access – will it ever work? 2002   ―Libraries and academics have been trying for over a decade to develop new ways of disseminating academic knowledge and research, but the barriers to entry enjoyed by the incumbent journals are just too high (loyal readership, brand recognition, ‗boards‘ of academics who peer review research), as are the value proposition (they bring order to an anarchic process — the development of knowledge).‖ Overview on the media industry by Morgan Stanley. rganstanley.pdf 2012  Boycott of Elsevier and the Research Works Act – more than 12000 researchers signed and refused to work for Elsevier  Figure: Laasko and Björk BMC Medicine 2012, 10:124 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-
    5. 5. Types of OA Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge  OA journals (gold OA)  OA archives or repositories (green OA)
    6. 6. Gold open access  OA journals    perform peer review. Found in ―Directory of open access journals‖ ( ) You want to publish? You pay the production costs upfront (800 - 4000 €)  This money comes from:      Author (if described in project funding) From funding agent (KNAW and NWO) From university funding Fee waivers from the journals Be aware of predatory publishers!
    7. 7. NWO Stimuleringsfonds
    8. 8. Green open access  OA repositories – self archiving   Do not perform peer review Preprints (i.e. before review) and postprints (final draft after review)    ! Some journals do refuse articles that have circulated as preprints (referred to as Ingelfinger Rule) Found on and , also E.g.     Pubmed central Treebase University repositories
    9. 9. Some useful links  Data repositories     Deposits (pre-print)    Figshare – for anything (posters, negative results, data flopping around on your hdd etc etc). Each public upload gets a DOI (i.e. citable) Dryad - for basic and applied biosciences Github – for coding – For Physics, Computer science, Mathematics, Quantitative Biology etc ( University of Utrecht - Open lab notebook –  
    10. 10. Open access in the Netherlands  NWO / KNAW   KNAW requires funded research to be openly available NWO encourages open access publishing ( ) Over 231.000 open access publications, over 15.000 datasets, information about researchers, research projects and research institutions in the Netherlands.  HBO Kennisbank ( ) 10.000 theses, over 3.700 publications, 610 study 
    11. 11. 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.‖ Peter Suber
    12. 12. Your work – your copyright  You don‘t have to sign over full copyrights to a journal. spx   You can retain the right to provide green OA Read the publishers‘ rules     Postprint archiving Accommodation of mandatory green OA Copyright licenses: Already published and signed away your copyright? Check:
    13. 13. For discussion     6fe4b&utm_source=buffer
    14. 14. Discussion questions  Have you ever 'hit a paywall'?   Are you being encouraged to publish with open access by your supervisors / your institution?   What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of open access? What do you think your institution should do to promote it? Have you published open access?  What do you think you/we should do to promote oa?
    15. 15. Discussion results   Many students do not know about the issue of publishing and copyright. Some students have been actively encouraged to publish open access, however, in general it seems to be a non-topic. If the issue is brought forward by the students themselves, the response by the PIs is usually very positive. Especially, it is not clear that there are funds available from funding agents and university libraries for funding gold open access. In order to inform everybody better, the following ideas were discussed:      Organize a colloquium about open access and copyright by a librarian active in this area, from e.g. Utrecht or Wageningen University libraries. Hopefully, this can generate a discussion. Our institution is organizing workshops for PhD students. We want to propose a new workshop that focuses on open access publishing and copyright. One possibility would be to include this in the workshop on ‗How to write a paper‗. However, it would be great to make a new workshop on this and also include social media and internet presence, as new ways to promote your research. This ‗visibility‘ workshop could be given by one or two people (one on OA / one on outreach). It would be fantastic if scientists gave this workshop. In other institutions, a lot of the help for publishing rights is given by librarians. It would be great if the librarians could receive special training and transfer their knowledge to us. There are universities who have facilities to put all posters online. We would like to show our posters off more, too! Also, maybe a blog where all the students can write would be great! We could post preprints there.
    16. 16. Summary of suggestions   Colloquium on OA and copyright Workshops for students     Include in ‗How to write a paper‘ Make a ‗Visibility‘ workshop that contains OA and social media Librarian More online possibilities for students   Posters Blogs