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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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"After a great deal of public and political resistance, the RCUK revises its OA policy. Unfortunately, the revisions only highlight the same problems"
"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."
"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"
"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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"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."
"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."
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.
"Presenations from the Academy's 'Implementing Finch' Conference held on 29th and 30th November 2012 at the Royal Statistical Society in London"
"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."
"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"
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.
"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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"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."
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”.
"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."