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1 Open Access: International issues and developments from National Scholarly Communications Forum (NSCF) and Electronic Theses and Dissertations Conference (ETD)2005 Eve Young

2 What is open access (OA)? Free, immediate, permanent online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, webwide. Two major ways of delivering, differing in costs and funding models.

3 Open Access Journals Traditional journal publishing. Institutions pay twice. 1. pay the scholar to produce work 2 then institution’s library pays to purchase the work back from the journal publisher OA Journals are an alternative to subscription based titles, freely accessible to anyone on the Net. eg, BioMed Central (BMC) and Public Library of Science (PLoS).

4 Open Access Archives or Repositories Archives or Repositories (such as UMER) contain the research output and teaching resources of institutions, such as universities, or disciplines, such as physics and economics. These make their contents freely available to users around the world through use of open access to its metadata for harvesting so that search engines such as Google can pick them up.

5 The objective of open-access to maximize research impact by maximizing research access by making their articles more openly accessible online by self-archiving them through repositories Pro. S. Harnad.

6 Research Impact I.measures the size of a research contribution to further research (“publish or perish”) II.generates further research funding III.contributes to the research productivity and financial support of the researcher’s institution IV.advances the researcher’s career V.promotes research progress Pro. S. Harnad

7 Online or Invisible? Self-archiving in institutional repositories increases citations by %, BUT, only 15% of articles being published are self- archived

8 AUSTRALIA IS LOSING ABOUT $425 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF POTENTIAL RETURN ON ITS PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH EVERY YEAR (Pro Stevan Harnad, Canada Research Chair)

9 Australia not maximising its research investment $1,536,800 annual loss to Australian researchers in salary and grant revenue

10 Open Access: How? Deposit all institutional research article output In institutional OAI-compliant repositories Immediately upon journal acceptance date (Optionally even earlier for pre- refereeing preprints)

11 Further Readings Open access model of research publishing/Sullivan and Horwood 09/http://eprints.unimelb.edu.au/archive/ / /Garner, Horwood, and Sullivan 72/http://eprints.unimelb.edu.au/archive/ / ETD 2005 presentations NSCForum urrentRT/Current.htm urrentRT/Current.htm


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