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OA in the UK

OA in the UK | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
From 1 April 2013, all academics funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) need to be compliant with a new open access policy.
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Author rights, your rights

"SURFdirect, SURF's digital rights expert community, has produced a short film on Author rights, your rights"

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More on Open Access: HEFCE brings out the big REF stick

"HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England), the body that funds and oversees English universities, has asked for responses for its proposals to allow only papers that meet its criteria for “Open Access” to be submitted to the next Research Assessment Exercise (REF), the periodic review that determines how much research funding each university receives"

 

 

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Open Access Success Stories

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"From researchers whose work has made waves across the world, to repositories that have given a nation’s research a foothold in the international scientific community, all the stories on this site bear testament to the power of open access."

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The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised -- Complexity, Confusion, and Conflicting Messages Abound

The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised -- Complexity, Confusion, and Conflicting Messages Abound | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"After a great deal of public and political resistance, the RCUK revises its OA policy. Unfortunately, the revisions only highlight the same problems"

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Worldwide open access: UK leadership?

"The UK has been a leader in the global movement toward open access (OA)
to research but recently its leadership has been derailed by the joint influence of the publishing industry lobby from without and well-intentioned but premature and unhelpful over-reaching from within the OA movement itself."

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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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Times Higher Education - Funding councils publish REF open-access proposals

"The UK's higher education funding councils will not express a preference for either green or gold open access in their submission rules for future research excellence frameworks"

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Looking again at “Big Deal” scholarly journal packages | Open Economics

Looking again at “Big Deal” scholarly journal packages | Open Economics | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The Open Economics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation – Identifying best practice as well as legal, regulatory and technical standards for open economic data
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Academics question government’s policy on open access to study results | BMJ

Academics question government’s policy on open access to study results | BMJ | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Academics at a seminar at the Royal Society have raised concerns over the forthcoming open access policy developed by the government and Research Councils UK."

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Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world « SPARC Europe

Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world « SPARC Europe | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"We have analysed 51 mandatory funder polices listed in the ROARMAP registry (http://roarmap.eprints.org) according to which routes to OA the policy specifies. The results at 10 February 2013 are shown below."

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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.
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Presentations from the Academy's "Implementing Finch" Conference

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"Presenations from the Academy's 'Implementing Finch' Conference held on 29th and 30th November 2012 at the Royal Statistical Society in London"

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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."

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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"

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Open Access in the UK and what it means for scientific research

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The ‘Finch Report’: the future is gold, but many challenges lie ahead

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RCUK Policy on Open Acces and Supporting Guidance

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"Staffing and Workflow of a Maturing Institutional Repository" by Debora L. Madsen and Jenny K. Oleen

Institutional repositories (IRs) have become established components of many academic libraries. As an IR matures it will face the challenge of how to scale up its operations to increase the amount and types of content archived.
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Can repositories solve the access problem?

Can repositories solve the access problem? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The progressive RCUK policy on open access has recently come under fire, particularly from humanities scholars, for favouring Gold OA over Green."

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Repository Fringe 2013 | The Original Repositories Unconference | 31st July to 2nd August 2013

Repository Fringe 2013 | The Original Repositories Unconference | 31st July to 2nd August 2013 | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Save the date: 31st July to 2nd August 2013

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OpenAIRE Interoperability Workshop: presentations & recordings online

OpenAIRE Interoperability Workshop: presentations &  recordings online | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
OpenAIRE - Open Access Infrastructure Research for Europe
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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."

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Neither Green nor Gold

Neither Green nor Gold | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Text mining, open data and open access publishing all hang together as the emerging future for research across a wide range of disciplines – the “Fourth Paradigm”.

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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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