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1 Open Access and Current Developments School of Law 16 th May 2012 Bill Hubbard Head of Centre for Research Communications

2 Open Access What is Open Access? Open Access Publishing Open Access Repositories Institutional repositories Concerns about Open Access National developments Support in the University Questions

3 Open Access Open Access - definitions –Open Access Journals –Open Access Repositories –Open Access... and open access.... Two routes using open access, but to slightly different destinations

4 Publishing - changes and new approaches Open Access Publishing –Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ 7,731 journals in the directory Currently 3,764 searchable journals 801,501 articles accessible All major publishers involved Hybrid journals –double dipping? Overlay journals - & decoupled publishing services

5 Rise of repositories Open Access Repositories Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR –www.opendoar.org –currently 2,170 open access repositories –started registration in

6 Repositories around the world

7 Capitalising on repositories Open Access –Greater availability and wider readership –Increased citations –New contacts and research possibilities Information management REF and evaluation As resource for academic services Support for new forms and systems of research communication and collaboration

8 Institutional repositories Institutional or subject-based –difference largely irrelevant –OAI-PMH allows a single gateway to search and access across repositories –subject-based portals or views Practical reasons for institutional approach –use institutional infrastructure - storage and sustainability –integration into work-flows and systems –support is close to academic users and contributors –support departmental websites

9 Current deposits in Law

10 bartlett "sex dementia capacity 137 Results to this paper No 1 - Nottingham ePrints From school web page? Does not appear...

11 bartlett "Mental health law in the community: thinking about Africa 62 Results to this paper No 1 - Nottingham ePrints From school web page? Does not appear...

12 bartlett "'The necessity must be convincingly shown to exist': standards for 50 Results to this paper No 2 - Nottingham ePrints From school web page? Does not appear...

13 Repositories in Russell &1994 Groups University of Bath Birkbeck University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of Cambridge Cardiff University University of Durham University of East Anglia University of Edinburgh University of Essex University of Exeter University of Glasgow Goldsmiths Queens University University of Reading Royal Holloway University of St Andrews University of Sheffield SOAS University of Southampton University of Surrey University of Sussex University of Warwick UCL University of York Imperial College King's College London Lancaster University University of Leeds University of Leicester University of Liverpool Loughborough University LSE University of Manchester University of Newcastle University of Nottingham University of Oxford Queen Mary and 22/23 University Alliance: 20/26 MillionPlus universities effective coverage of the UK HE research base...

14 Comparing use of institutional repository LSE - 2,115 UCL - 2,170 Oxford - 68 (more in separate repositories) Nottingham - 8 Durham Cambridge - 24 (more in separate repositories) Cardiff Kent - 1,110 QUB - (restructuring repository)

15 Common concerns and issues Does more access=more plagiarism? No. It makes it easier to detect Does OA affect peer-review? No. OA does not touch the peer-review process Copyright In most cases, not a restriction

16 Academic Spring

17 HE Sector Developments David Willetts: The Coalition is committed to the principle of public access to publicly-funded research results. Finch Committee Houghton Report Funding mandates Price rises in journals many times rate of inflation Publishers stifling new forms of research use Academic Spring Institutional policies

18 Open Access Policy - excerpts Applies to all members of staff All research papers... where copyright allows, should be deposited in the Nottingham ePrints repository upon publication or as soon as possible thereafter.Nottingham ePrints Where available, researchers should... publish their work in an open access form offered by journal publishers, and can make use of research grants and/or the central Open Access publication fund, in order to pay open access publication fees.

19 Open Access Support in Nottingham

20 Using the Institutional Repository

21 Using the Central Fund Fund set up in November 2006 Open to all members of staff Administered by Research Graduate Services Contact The title of your article, publisher and Journal The funder of the research Relevant grant number, start/end date of the grant PI names to which the publication relates Proof of publication costs (copy invoice, )

22 Claimants Claimants predominantly from Medical and Life Sciences areas Data current at end of 09/10 academic session

23 Questions? Bill Hubbard Head of Centre for Research Communications


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