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Open access ‘waiver’ schemes encouraged by government

Open access ‘waiver’ schemes encouraged by government | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The government would like to see more publishers take up schemes that waive open access publishing fees for researchers from universities that subscribe to its journals, a senior civil servant has said.
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Research council failed to clearly communicate its open access policy, say peers | BMJ

Research council failed to clearly communicate its open access policy, say peers | BMJ | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has criticised Research Councils UK (RCUK) for failures in communicating its policy on open access. In a report published on 22 February the peers recommended that RCUK clarify its guidance, communicate it more clearly, and monitor implementation"

 

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A Journey to Open Access - Part 4

A Journey to Open Access - Part 4 | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The Finch Report and RCUK’s Open Access Policy In the UK, the JISC organization has long pioneered the exploration of different models of open access and, in particular, the role of institutional repositories"

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Why did the UK government fund manure instead of apple trees?

"The government wants to fund open-access research, because it knows that this has enormous economic, social and medical benefits. It doesn’t want to fund paywalled research because it knows that this achieves far less. Yet it invited paywall publishers onto the Finch Committee, and sure enough they got Green-OA embargoes and non-free licences accepted into the report’s recommendation."

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Open access – is the UK leading the way?

Open access – is the UK leading the way? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "Novel scientific findings are disseminated via scientific journals. Currently, the scholarly publishing system has become dysfunctional and is in turmoil. The main reason is that the system was designed for the era of paper and print, not for the digital era."

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Government invests £10 million to help universities move to open access

From the Press Release: "A £10 million Government investment announced today by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts will help universities with the transition to open access to publicly-funded research findings."

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Ensuring arXiv’s Future

From the press release:"arXiv, the free repository that has revolutionized the way scientists share information, is adopting a new governance and business model that will allow it to grow and succeed in the future."

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Push for gold will cost millions, open-access report says

"A transition to full open-access publishing will cost UK higher education an extra £50 million or £60 million a year, according to a long-awaited report on how the country should make the change."

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Expanding access to research publications

Expanding access to research publications | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings- the Finch Group. The report is now online.

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Open Access: Written evidence submitted by Reed Elsevier

At present the RCUK policy is not consistent with either the Finch Group Report or Government polic y as it mandates embargo s of as short as 6 months. For the vast majority of publications this would be unsustainable."

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High price of gold: How early career researchers will suffer

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"Early career researchers and other "poor" academics may be disadvantaged under the gold model of open access, evidence submitted to the Lords Science and Technology Committee has suggested."

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Why did the UK government fund manure instead of apple trees?

Why did the UK government fund manure instead of apple trees? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The government wants to fund open-access research, because it knows that this has enormous economic, social and medical benefits. It doesn’t want to fund paywalled research because it knows that this achieves far less. Yet it invited paywall publishers onto the Finch Committee, and sure enough they got Green-OA embargoes and non-free licences accepted into the report’s recommendation."

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UK government stands up for open access with a £10 million funding boost

"In line with the UK government’s commitment to free and open access to publicly-funded research, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts recently announced a £10 million cash injection to the top 30 UK research-intensive institutions"

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Historians' organization issues statement calling for caution on 'open access'

Historians' organization issues statement calling for caution on 'open access' | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "Specifically, the statement says that the arguments for open access in the sciences (where most work is supported in part by federal funds) could soon be applied to the humanities (where most work is not supported with federal funds)."

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World Bank Open Access Policy and Open Knowledge Repository

From the abstract: "The World Bank approved recently a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012. The new policy formalizes the Bank's practice of making research and knowledge freely available online."

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Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research.

Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

White House Petition Hits 25,000 signatures in just 2 weeks!

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Open access is the future of academic publishing, says Finch report

Open access is the future of academic publishing, says Finch report | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Transition to open access could cost £60m a year but bring benefits for UK economy and increase efficiency of research...
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Open access and the European Commission

In this video, JeanFrancois Dechamp, talks about strategy, policy and funding for open digital research  

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