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1 Nancy Pontika, PhD Open Access Adviser Repositories Support Project (RSP) Center for Research Communications (CRC) University of Nottingham 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

2 State of scholarly communication Scholars publish: –Inform, distribute, develop, build, add, educate –Share their work; cooperate with others –Promotion and tenure; publish or perish Referees: –Do not receive loyalties –Belong to editorial boards for prestige –Their work could be conducted outside the publishing industry 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

3 Commercial publishing industry 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

4 Commercial publishing industry 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

5 The period , subscription prices increased more than 260% 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

6 Open access (OA) movement Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. (Suber, 2007) 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

7 OA initiatives The Budapest Open Access Initiative, December 1-2, 2001 – BOAI10 Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, June 20, 2003 Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, October 22, 2003 Goal: accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

8 Gold route Open Access Journals Peer-reviewed research Subscription based journals that offer an open route through Article Processing Charges (APCs) 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

9 Repositories Do NOT perform peer-review Pre-prints and/or post-prints Standardized: OAI-PMH compatible Subject Green route 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

10 Contracts 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

11 Policy on Access to Research Outputs (July 2012). In effect April 1 st, 2013 Intramural research Green or gold open access RCUK compliant journals Green compliant repositories Article Processing Charges (APCs) 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

12 Working Group on Expanding Access Finch Report Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications OA journals main vehicle for publishing research Repositories only for theses and dissertations, etc. No licensing recommendations Against short embargoes 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

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14 Right to Research Coalition – R2RC Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Efforts to promote OA to students Student Statement on the Access to Research Students demand OA from faculty and academic institutions – improves educational experience – a democratic way to access research – advances research – allows more visibility and a greater impact to research 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

15 Bibliography Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications [http://www.researchinfonet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Finch-Group-report- executive-summary-FINAL-VERSION.pdf]http://www.researchinfonet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Finch-Group-report- executive-summary-FINAL-VERSION.pdf Creative Commons [http://creativecommons.org/]http://creativecommons.org/ Policy on Access to Research Outputs [http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/outputs.aspx]http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/outputs.aspx Repositories Support Project (RSP) [http://www.rsp.ac.uk/]http://www.rsp.ac.uk/ SHERPA/RoMEO [http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/]http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ Suber, P. (2007). Open Access Overview: Focusing on open access to peer reviewed research articles and the preprints. [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm]http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm Right to Research Coalition [http://www.righttoresearch.org/]http://www.righttoresearch.org/ 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

16 Thank you Q & A 6 th International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

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