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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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