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1 Welcome to the Open Access Repository World! University of Glamorgan, 22 nd May 2008 Peter Millington SHERPA Technical Development Officer SHERPA, University of Nottingham

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3 Repositories in OpenDOAR

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5 Repository Types

6 Growth of OpenDOAR Database

7 Growth of Repository Content

8 Why? Administrative spin-off? –Publications lists & research assessment –E-theses within the examination process Reducing costs? –Subscription costs –Interlibrary loan costs Moral campaign to reclaim copyright? Because research funders tell us to? Because they benefit us?

9 Scholarly Publishers - The Paradox Meant to facilitate research dissemination –Journals and books –Editorial and peer-review mediation But also set up barriers to dissemination –Publishing timescales –Copyright transfer –Gated online access –Subscription costs

10 Some Journal Prices (Dec.2007) Nature –$2,730 p.a. Journal of the American Chemical Society –$4,008 p.a. Physical Review Letters (APS) –$3,245 to $5,325 p.a. Brain Research (Elsevier) – 19,387 ($28,516) p.a.

11 Who is affected? Institutions in the developing world Unaffiliated researchers Smaller HE institutions Large research-led institutions Research funding agencies

12 Pressure for Change Reclaiming authors copyright –Open Access repositories Research Funders OA mandates –http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/ Open Access journals and books –http://www.doaj.org/http://www.doaj.org/ Subscription cancellations –Cost issues

13 Scholarly Publishers Reponses Returning rights to authors –http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeohttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo Complying with funders OA mandates –Or lose papers by funded authors Introducing hybrid journals –Authors pay for open access –Fees reimbursed by funders Reducing subscription costs

14 What will scholarly publishing look like in the future?

15 Benefits of OA Repositories Wider readership –No access barriers No subscription or other costs –Available anywhere Home, internet cafés, developing world, etc. –Indexing by popular search engines Google, Yahoo!, etc. –Specialist OA search engines OpenDOAR, ROAR, OAIster

16 Benefits of OA Repositories Higher citation rates? –Initial positive indicators - to be confirmed –Similar long-term citation levels? –Earlier citation? Faster dissemination –Repositories accept pre-print versions Working and/or accepted peer-reviewed drafts –Up to two years before official publication

17 Further Information SHERPA – information on open access –http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/ Repositories Support Project –http://www.rsp.ac.uk/http://www.rsp.ac.uk/ OpenDOAR – Directory of OA repositories –http://www.opendoar.org/http://www.opendoar.org/ ROAR – Registry of OA repositories –http://roar.eprints.org/http://roar.eprints.org/

18 Any questions? Peter Millington


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