Open Access News ...
Follow
Find tag "uk"
4.0K views | +0 today
Open Access News from the RSP team
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

BioMed Central | RCUK's Open Access Policy

BioMed Central | RCUK's Open Access Policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy on open access comes into effect from the 1st April 2013. The policy states that all peer-reviewed published research articles and conference proceedings funded by RCUK must be open access."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

SPARC Europe response to the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry into the UK Government’s Open Access policy

SPARC Europe response to the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry into the UK Government’s Open Access policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"SPARC Europe welcomes the UK Government’s positive interest in Open Access (OA), the commissioning of the Finch report on expanding access to research publications and the Research Councils’ active engagement in developing policy."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science?

Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"...[T]he government, or to be more specific, the universities minister, David Willetts, is planning to promote and push Open Access even further."

more...
Rachel H's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:01 AM

Thoughtful post on some of the opposing arguments to the OA policy

Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

Open Access Publishing: Potential Unintended Consequences of the Finch Proposals

Open Access Publishing: Potential Unintended Consequences of the Finch Proposals | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The recommendations of Dame Janet Finch in relation to ‘open access’ (OA), seem to represent the first steps in what looks to be an inexorable trend towards a major reform of academic publishing. "

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

Early day motion 151 - HARGREAVES REVIEW - UK Parliament

Early day motion 151: Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

What has changed in the guidance for the RCUK Policy on Open Access?

What has changed in the guidance for the RCUK Policy on Open Access? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Yesterday afternoon we published the latest version of the guidance for the revised RCUK policy on Open Access.  This version incorporates all of the comments that we received from the short call for input that we ran during March"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

Making Open Access and the UK's scholarly society work

Making Open Access and the UK's scholarly society work | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"As debate continues over the benefits and risks of open access to the humanities and social sciences, one concern voiced above the rest is the disruption caused to the funding of scholarly societies in the UK"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

Clarifications about CC BY in the UK Open Access Policy - Creative Commons

Clarifications about CC BY in the UK Open Access Policy - Creative Commons | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. In the UK, the House of Commons has asked for feedback on their Open Access Policy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: BIS Committee announces inquiry into Government's Open Access policy |

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today announces its intention to inquire into the Government's Open Access policy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information

21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The editors of 21 history journals have released a statement saying that they will not comply with all of the new, open-access recommendations of the Finch report and its implementation by UK research councils."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

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"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by RepoSupportProject
Scoop.it!

Tectonic movements toward OA in the UK and Europe

Peter Suber, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, 9/2/12

more...
No comment yet.