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Open Access Publishing: Lessons for India

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I gave this presentation at a conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. It was part of Open Access Week 2013, hosted by JNU but conducted by UNESCO, JNU and CEMCA

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Open Access Publishing: Lessons for India

  1. 1. Open Access: Developments and Strategies Opening up by Closing the Circle: Strengthening Open Access in India 21st October 2013 – JNU Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Vivek Mehra Managing Director & CEO SAGE India Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  2. 2. Overview ● What is it? ● How the market developed ● Governments and Funders ● Strategic Plan ● SAGE Open (optional) SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  3. 3. What is Open Access? ● Immediate, free and unrestricted online access to digital scholarly material ● Primarily refers to peer-reviewed primary research articles in scholarly journals ● Allows reasonably unrestricted re-use of material SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  4. 4. Two Types of Open Access OA Publishing – The Gold Road. Authors pay to publish in open access journals that make their articles freely accessible online immediately upon publication. OA Self-Archiving – The Green Road. Authors publish in a subscription journal, but make their articles freely accessible online, usually by depositing them in a repository. SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
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  6. 6. Attribution CC BY Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA Attribution-NonCommercialShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  7. 7. Why Open Access? ● Technological development – the Internet has made it feasible ● Financial pressure on library budgets ● Ideological SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  8. 8. Ideological ● Information wants to be free ● ‘Your taxes paid for this research you have a right to read it’ ● Fast publication and open unrestricted access to research drives further progress in research ● Will reduce the cost of the system SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  9. 9. Suggested Benefits of Open Access ● Near Universal Access ● Articles are more likely to be read and cited ● Relaxes copyright restrictions – allows (limited) re-use ● Will reduce the cost of the system SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  10. 10. Criticisms ● It’s vanity publishing ● It is not beneficial to the public to have access ● OA undermines the systems of peer review ● Lead to an increase in the publication of poor quality research ● Penalises high research intensity universities ● Will not reduce the total costs SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  11. 11. 224 Journals, 21,000 articles 5000 submissions a month 23,000 articles PLOS ONE >25,000 articles to date SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
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  14. 14. Editor-in-Chief: Randy Schekman, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  15. 15. The Rise of “Predatory Publishers” SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  16. 16. The Rise of “Predatory Publishers” 224 Journals SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
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  18. 18. The Rise of “Predatory Publishers” Don’t comply with various ethical standards: • Re-publish papers or publish papers that contain plagiarism • Use spam email to solicit manuscripts or editorial board memberships, or review requests • Have no policies or practices that relate to digital preservation • Focus on authors (not readers) and on getting their fees at the expense of readers SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  19. 19. Center for Research in Applied Phrenology" (CRAP) “Deconstructing Access Points” ABSTRACT The synthesis of the Ethernet is a confusing grand challenge. Given the current status of knowledgebased archetypes, statisticians particularly desire the refinement of superpages, which embodies the practical principles of software engineering. In order to address this riddle, we investigate how web browsers can be applied to the construction of the Ethernet. The Open Information Science Journal published by Bentham Open SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  20. 20. ● OSTP Directive – applies to any federal agency with a budget over $100m. Requires green deposit with a 12 month embargo as a guideline ● FASTR (new FRPAA) - requires green deposit with 6 month embargo. SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  21. 21. Open Access Policy ● As of 1st April, all research articles that result from a RCUK funded research must be published Open Access ● A preference for immediate Gold OA facilitated by payment of APCs ● If Gold publication not possible – embargoed green is acceptable (mandated embargoes vary) ● CC-BY licence required for Gold, CC-BY-NC for Green ● Block Grants to fund APCs being made available directly to the University - Light touch regulation with universities left to decide how to they want to administer SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  22. 22. Implications ● Universities left to decide how to use block grants ● They will be left to decide what is “important” – what needs to be published fast (Gold) what can wait to be published (Green) ● Libraries will expect to see a reduction on subscription fees commensurate with what they are paying in APCs SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  23. 23. Beginning 2014 all articles produced with funding from Horizon 2020 will have to be accessible either by: • Gold with APC eligible for reimbursement • Green with an embargo of no later than 6 months (12 months for HSS) The goal is for 60% of European publicly-funded research articles to be available under open access by 2016. SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  24. 24. 27th-29th May - Berlin “…participants…will establish and endorse a Statement of Principles on Research Integrity and agree on an action plan for implementing Open Access to Publications” SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  25. 25. Happy to take questions @sageindiceo in.linkedin.com/in/vivekmehra03/ www.vivekmehra.in vivek.mehra@sagepub.in vivekmehra03@gmail.com www.slideshare.net/vivekmehra03/ SAGE Learning Forum Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC

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