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Open Access in the Humanities andSocial Sciences   Louise Skelding   Senior Publishing Editor, SAGE                       ...
What is Open Access?● Green;● Delayed Open Access;● Gold;● Gratis or Libre?;● Licences: CC-BY-WTF?                        ...
Open Access movement● Rapid growth of the internet and internet access;● Print journals are becoming obsolete;● Internet p...
Moving faster toward OA● “Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a  socialist.” (August 2011);● Cost of Knowledge (Jan...
RCUK● Accessibility to publicly-funded research;  Ideas and knowledge derived from publicly-funded research must  be made ...
RCUK compliance● Gold with CC-BY Or if the publisher will not offer Gold CC-BY then they must offer:● Green (at least post...
ChallengesFor institutions and libraries● Who will administer OA grants?;● What about non-UK based journals?For authors an...
Pure Open Access journals in HSSDirectory of Open Access Journals: www.doaj.org                                     Los An...
Los Angeles | London | New Delhi  Singapore | Washington DC
But beware! “Potential, possible or probable predatory OA publishers”: http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/                 ...
Hybrid Open Access● Gold open access within a traditional subscription-  based journal e.g.      SAGE Choice;      Wiley...
The future? (I)What about current model is worth preserving?   • Revenue – few journals operate entirely on subs cash; few...
The future (II)Alternatives      • New university presses?      • Self-organisation (Open Journals Systems)      • Super-r...
The future (III)● Way forward:   • Depends on collective action; HSS needs to develop position     and voice   • Greater e...
That’s all folks!          Email any tricky questions to:                 Louise Skelding         louise.skelding@sagepub....
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From Louise Skelding's presentation on Open Access publishing in the humanities and social sciences, given as part of Dundee University's Open Access Week activities, Wednesday October 24.,

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Open access in the humanities and social sciences

  1. 1. Open Access in the Humanities andSocial Sciences Louise Skelding Senior Publishing Editor, SAGE Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  2. 2. What is Open Access?● Green;● Delayed Open Access;● Gold;● Gratis or Libre?;● Licences: CC-BY-WTF? Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  3. 3. Open Access movement● Rapid growth of the internet and internet access;● Print journals are becoming obsolete;● Internet provides new ways of communicating research (and not just through peer-reviewed publication);● Rising cost of journals;● Tax payers should be able to access results of government-funded research. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  4. 4. Moving faster toward OA● “Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist.” (August 2011);● Cost of Knowledge (January 2012);● Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings (June 2012);● Announcements from RCUK, HEFCE, European Commission (July 2012). Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  5. 5. RCUK● Accessibility to publicly-funded research; Ideas and knowledge derived from publicly-funded research must be made available and accessible for public use, interrogation and scrutiny, as widely, rapidly and effectively as practicable.● Rigorous quality assurance; Published research outputs must be subject to rigorous quality assurance, through effective peer review mechanisms.● Efficient and cost-effective access mechanisms;● Long-term preservation and accessibility of outputs. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  6. 6. RCUK compliance● Gold with CC-BY Or if the publisher will not offer Gold CC-BY then they must offer:● Green (at least post print) with a maximum embargo period of 12 months (6 for STM journals), and CC-BY-NC. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  7. 7. ChallengesFor institutions and libraries● Who will administer OA grants?;● What about non-UK based journals?For authors and journals● A lot of research undertaken in HSS doesn’t come with funding grants;● Will author-pays OA curtail academic freedom?;● What about independent researchers and those from poorer institutions? Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  8. 8. Pure Open Access journals in HSSDirectory of Open Access Journals: www.doaj.org Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  9. 9. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  10. 10. But beware! “Potential, possible or probable predatory OA publishers”: http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/ Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  11. 11. Hybrid Open Access● Gold open access within a traditional subscription- based journal e.g.  SAGE Choice;  Wiley OnlineOpen;  Springer Open Choice;  Taylor & Francis Open Select; Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  12. 12. The future? (I)What about current model is worth preserving? • Revenue – few journals operate entirely on subs cash; few would exist without it; • Publishers undertake digital preservation; • Neutral in regards to disciplines/funding levels, funders and universities; • Ordering through pre-publication sifting and journal branding, backed up by hosting/search infrastructure; • Day to day work and investment in publishing technologies done by third party, not academics or university; • No barriers to entry for authors. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  13. 13. The future (II)Alternatives • New university presses? • Self-organisation (Open Journals Systems) • Super-repositories (publish then sift – places burden on reader) Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  14. 14. The future (III)● Way forward: • Depends on collective action; HSS needs to develop position and voice • Greater engagement from key UK players – note STM focus of RCUK, government • Integrate with international developments – what happens in EU, US, etc • All parties likely to undergo change: • Societies weaned off journal revenue • Leaner publishers (service providers) • Journals will die/new OA journals will start up • Lengthy transition likely for HSS Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  15. 15. That’s all folks! Email any tricky questions to: Louise Skelding louise.skelding@sagepub.co.uk Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC

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