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1 Open Access, Research Funders and the Research Excellence Framework Open Access Team, Library

2 Open Access Unrestricted access to (and re-use of) research outputs, in particular journal articles and conference papers arising from publicly funded research. Gold (paid for) Open access journal or open access option in a subscription journal - article is immediately freely available. Payment of an ‘Article Processing Charge’ (APC) Green (free) Publish then self-archive (usually accepted final version) in online repository if the publisher permits. Possibly an embargo period. University policy - go Green wherever possible

3 University Publication Policy Not new – since 2008 Deposit into Enlighten: Electronic copies of peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings (when allowable) Bibliographic (metadata) details of all research outputs, and to provide the full text of other research outputs where appropriate. In order to: increase the visibility of research publications associated with the University of Glasgow maximise the value for the university e.g. league tables Comply with funder requirements

4 Research Councils UK from 1 st April 2013 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Medical Research Council (MRC) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

5 Research Councils UK from 1 st April 2013 Journal articles and conference proceedings acknowledging past or current grants or studentships must be open access Can no longer build Open Access costs into grants. Instead access the block grant Page, colour and supplemental charge can be paid RCUK permit a 6 or 12 month embargo period for Green open access depending on topic Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence* required if we use block grant - share and remix works, including for commercial purposes, as long as attribution is given * But not CC-BY-NC or other extensions

6 Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research joining this fund 1 st October 2014 CC-BY licence if COAF fund used Page, colour and supplemental charge cannot be paid Deposit papers associated with grants* into Europe Pubmed Central (within 6 months) publishers may or may not deposit in Europe Pubmed Central on authors behalf Articles, non-commissioned reviews - not commissioned reviews or conference proceedings OA fund can be used for trial protocols where publishers meets requirements Sanctions for non-compliance *Includes awards that pay part salary of any author Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)

7 Wellcome Trust monographs and book chapters from 1 st October 2013 Chief Scientist’s Office Scotland and some others do provide some funds - but many do not. No general University funds Other Funds for Open Access

8 All papers must include acknowledgement of the funding that supported the research. Recommended format ‘This work was supported by the XX Research Council [grant number xxx]’ RCUK mandate inclusion of funder reference Funder Acknowledgement

9 Enlighten Record 36 month embargo 12 month embargo

10 Papers should also include a statement on how the underlying research materials - such as data, samples or models – can be accessed. It is not necessary that the data itself be openly accessible if there are compelling reasons against this RCUK mandate Data Access You don’t know where the data is now? ACTION: Encourage inclusion of a dataset reference in papers

11 Data registry Provide data storage for those who need it Provide more advice and support (e.g. DMP’s, integrating data management into workflows) Links to publications and on web profile – all your outputs together Seek clarification of requirements Research Data Management Support

12 OA and the post-2014 REF HEFCE policy issued in March 2014 Policy will take effect from 1st April 2016 Articles and conference proceedings (only) will need to be open access in order to be eligible Policy is based on Green open access Accept embargo of 12 months for science, technology and medicine and 24 months for humanities subjects

13 OA and the post-2014 REF In order to be eligible... “author’s final peer-reviewed manuscripts must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication”... within 3 months of the date of acceptance

14 What are staff required to do? Email details of every paper accepted for publication to: and attach the accepted final version Social Sciences cc Library open access team checks funder details, publication, embargo and copyright details and advises whether payment of an APC is required.


16 Enquiries research- research- Website Publisher copyright policies Creative Commons Licences / Charities Open Access Fund us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/Open- access/Charity-open-access-fund/ RCUK Open Access Policy naccess/ REF chive/2014/news86805.html Questions/Discussion

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