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1 SHERPA/RoMEO for Publishers British Computer Society, 5 Southampton Street, London 20 th July 2011

2 Todays speakers Open Access - Threat or Opportunity for Publishers? Bill Hubbard, Centre for Research Communication Introduction to SHERPA/RoMEO and its Significance for Publishers Azhar Hussain, SHERPA Services RoMEO from a Publisher's Perspective Mark Simon, Publishing Director, Maney Publishing RoMEO and Interpreting Publishers' Policies - the Repository Administrator's Perspective Marie Cairney, University of Glasgow Unmuddying the waters for RoMEO = Unmuddying the waters for publishers Jane Smith, SHERPA Services RoMEO from a Publisher's Perspective Emily Hall, Emerald Group Publishing Limited A RoMEO Policy Generation Tool for Publishers Services Peter Millington, SHERPA Services

3 Open Access - Threat or Opportunity for Publishers? SHERPA/RoMEO for Publishers 20 th July 2011 Bill Hubbard Centre for Research Communications University of Nottingham

4 What is Open Access - #1 Open to read? Open to use? Open to re-use?

5 What is Open Access - #2 Publications pre-prints post-prints Data Grey literature Conference papers Theses Arts multimedia Teaching and Learning materials... what else?

6 What Open Access is not... a subversion of peer-review but academics may want to modify current models a replacement for publication but the world may move that way an invitation to plagiarism and it might become the norm to prevent plagiarism an attack on copyright but it does throw up some anomalies which stakeholders are starting to question

7 Where we are so far... Repositories 1997 worldwide, 195 UK-based Journals 6744 journals worldwide - plus hybrids Funder policies Publications: 55 - Data: 25 - Journals: 22 Institutional policies 130 policies reported, plus etheses Services and processes source: OpenDOAR, DOAJ, JULIET, ROARMAP, 19/07/11

8 Academics are in favour Institutions are in favour Funders are in favour Publishers... are split Buying into Open Access

9 Change is coming...

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11 Mendeley 99,061,238 Papers 1,063,841 People 92,221 Groups 25,799 Institutions

12 Change is coming years - what changes are coming down the track and what responses are needed? What is inside your control and what is outside? Irrespective of repositories, author-side charges, open access - what will develop? Developments in the web and ICT alone will produce substantial change and may be the real threat to current practice... Some themes...

13 Journals Governments will not loosen the purse strings Subscriptions per journal will continue to decline Continued agglomeration of publishing concerns Smaller publishers will continue to be squeezed and have to react The big and the nimble will survive Editorial and peer-review process will be technologically mediated Unbundling of products, processes and services - with a global marketplace for service provision

14 Academics and IT Increasing connectivity Increasing demand for rapid, permanent access, everywhere Increasing demand for more information Increasing demand for free access Information per se will be more freely available and the links between information will become the valued commodity

15 Research Full Economic Costing and Value For Money Public awareness and public availability Raised awareness of IPR issues Institutions being pressured to capitalise on assets Cross-disciplinary research Synthesis - evidence based research - data mining Emergence of global standards - quality control? - with a global marketplace for service provision

16 So... Change is coming - but OA repositories and journals offer control, authority, transparency and commercial clarity Buying into an OA world awash with different types of outputs, different connections between different players, increased need for true metadata, and different uses of material... Is Open Access a threat or an opportunity?... or can you choose the way to see it?

17 Bill Hubbard


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