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UK PubMed Central – a service for biomedical researchers Increasing Nottinghams Research Impact Through Open Access Event 11th October 2007 Mark Samson.

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1 UK PubMed Central – a service for biomedical researchers Increasing Nottinghams Research Impact Through Open Access Event 11th October 2007 Mark Samson Programme Manager UK PubMed Central

2 2 Outline What is UKPMC? UKPMC & Open Access UKPMC Funders Group Policies A map of routes into UKPMC via publisher via manuscript submission system

3 3 a free and growing collection of peer-reviewed research publications representing all areas of biomedical and health research to be interlinked with other online resources, such genome and proteome by ensuring that your peer-reviewed articles are added to UKPMC you are contributing to a unique online resource your articles will also enjoy greater visibility, hopefully increased citations, and permanent preservation What is UKPMC?

4 4 Who provides UKPMC? the British Library together with the University of Manchester and the European Bioinformatics Institute the service is hosted by MIMAS

5 5 UKPMC Funders Group the development of UKPMC is funded by principal funders of biomedical research in the UK

6 6 UKPMC & Open Access rising journal subscriptions and increasing use of the internet to access scientific publications led to the so-called serials crisis in 2004, Scientific Publications – Free for All? inquiry by the S&T Select Committee of the House of Commons concluded new initiatives were needed to improve access to research in 2006, Research Councils UK issued a position statement on access to research outputs

7 7 since then, the principal funders of biomedical and health research in the UK have developed a joint approach to the dissemination of research outputs aim of UKPMC is to ensure free online access to biomedical and health research literature to support this aim, many members of the UKPMC Funders Group have introduced open access policies contd

8 8 UKPMC Funders Group Policies BBSRCrequires deposit of articles and conference proceedings into an e- print repository like UKPMC all applications from 1 Oct 06 WTrequires deposit of all articles into UKPMC upon acceptance for publication to be made available within six months all grants MRCrequires articles to be deposited into UKPMC within six months (cf. different requirements for intramural researchers) all applications from 1 Oct 06 DHrequires deposit of articles arising from grant applications submitted from 1 Apr 2007 into UKPMC within six months applications from 1 Apr 07 CSOa copy of the final, peer-reviewed articles to be deposited in UKPMC and to be freely available within 6 months ARCrequires deposit of articles in an archive like UKPMC to be available 6 months after publication BHFa copy of each peer-reviewed paper to be deposited in UKPMC to be made freely available within 6 months as of 8 Jan 07 CRUKa copy of each peer-reviewed paper to be deposited in UKPMC to be made freely available within 6 months

9 9 comments on Funders Group policies grant conditions increasingly require that copies of research articles become freely available via UKPMC NB not all articles will have to be deposited via UKMSS, e.g. PubMed Central journals automatic NB anyone can register and deposit manuscripts, only PIs can sign off policies generally apply from a funder-dependent cut- off date bear in mind when submitting papers arising from these grants many also encourage deposition of publications arising from previous research grants

10 10 contd open access does not mean no peer-review – currently UKPMC only accepts copies of scientific papers reflecting all changes from peer-review most (all?) scientists instinctively are in favour of free access to research outputs majority of STM publishers already have mechanisms in place that allow the addition of content to UKPMC for author-uploaded articles, UKPMC allows for the stipulation of a 6-month embargo period during which the publisher can exclusively distribute the research

11 11 How do articles become part of the PubMed Central collection? there are two routes: via publisher e.g. publish in an open access journal / choose the open access option of a hybrid journal NB costs associated with open access publishing can be met from research funding via author - upload a copy of the final manuscript via the manuscript submission system NB need to ensure that publisher allows deposition in UKPMC

12 12 majority of STM-publishers already allow deposit into UKPMC automatic for all PubMed Central journals increasing number of open access publishers, automatic in most cases, e.g. PLoS, BioMed Central many publishers offer options that should allow deposit in UKPMC, e.g. Springer, Taylor&Francis e.g. recent Elsevier-Wellcome agreement has been extended to some other members of the UKPMC Funders Group

13 13 majority of STM-publishers already allow deposit into UKPMC others allow the author to self-archive version of the final article in UKPMC (e.g. Nature) publishers have generally accommodated the policies of research funders if you wish to publish in a journal that does not allow the archival version to become available via UKPMC seek guidance from your funder

14 14 comments on author-deposition route copyright - belongs to the author unless given way traditionally scientific authors assign copyright to publisher in exchange for dissemination, more recently via licences whether or not assigning copyright is a good idea is up to the author, but when uploading past research papers authors need to ensure that they dont act contrary to agreements they have made with their publishers going forward, scientific authors can ensure that they do not enter into agreements that would compromise their ability to submit their articles to UKPMC

15 15 Why deposit in UKPMC? all articles are available online without restrictions, irrespective of library holdings (e.g. patients...) higher visibility - articles also become available via US PubMed Central – and wider dissemination evidence suggests that articles available in this way will be cited more frequently manuscript reflecting all changes from peer-review will be permanently preserved in an online resource that represents all areas of biomedical and health research articles submitted via UKMSS are formatted (in XML) to support future service developments principal funders of biomedical research increasingly require deposit of research outputs into UKPMC

16 16 Developing UKPMC Grant lookup and reporting services such as cross-references from full-text into molecular datasets, with a view to the integration of literature and data UK-specific grey literature we welcome input from the scientific community Scientific Advisory Board

17 17 Conclusion UKPMC is part of broader open access developments in scholarly communication its aim is to make the biomedical and health research literature freely available in a single online database UKPMC will develop additional functionalities UKPMC is supported by major funders of biomedical and health research in the UK, who also increasingly require that copies of all peer-reviewed papers become freely available via UKPMC this talk provided a map of the routes into UKPMC

18 18 Q&A UKPMC runs a fully-manned helpdesk / further information ukpmc.ac.uk please include any remaining questions in feedback, we want to improve the service with your comments


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