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1 Open access publishing policies, advocacy and best practices RSP webinar 8 th June 2012 Bill Hubbard Centre for Research Communications University of Nottingham

2 What is Open and what is Access? Open to read? Open to use? Open to re-use? Accessible for processing? Accessible by the public? Accessible by the world?

3 Publishing Journals Books New forms –Social media –Data

4 When colours get murky Gold Green White Blue Yellow

5 Journals Traditional subscription Hybrid Open Access Journals What is the money flow?

6 Some misinterpretations Author pays publishing will mean I have to pay to get published –OA Publication is not Author pays –... is subscription known as Reader pays? OA publishing is vanity publishing Since publishers get paid more the more they publish, there is an incentive to publish as much as possible

7 Addressing common concerns Does not affect Peer Review Does not affect Quality Does not affect Copyright Does not affect Plagiarism

8 OA Publishers Normal journals and New approaches Frontiers –24,000 Editors and Reviewers –1,600 submissions per quarter, doubling every 9 months PloS One –international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication... welcomes... from any scientific discipline. eLife –The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust

9 OA Journals DOAJ – When Open Access does not equal Open Access Where is the money?

10 Funders and paying for it Publication is part of research – so part of research grants – possibly 2%? Money available - but how to use it? –Direct costs –Indirect costs –Timing within research life-cycle Institutional Publishing Funds –Open access central funds in UK universities: Pinfield, Stephen; Middleton, Christine Grants, waivers

11 Learned societies Effective communication is at the heart of societal missions to inform and promote Outsourcing commerce to commercial wings... OA Publishing can bring financial clarity –and why some people may think thats not a good thing...

12 Lets do the show right here! Public Knowledge Project (PKP) –Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system – SAS – –http://sasopenjournals.blogspot.com

13 Meanwhile, in the humanities... What about monographs, chapters, reports? What happens when you dont have a funder?

14 Books eBooks developments But my royalties... OAPEN – Public Knowledge Project (PKP) –Open Monograph Press – DOAB –857 Academic peer-reviewed books from 27 publishers –

15 New forms Social Media Mendeley Figshare


17 Mendeley 129,692,213 Papers 1,319,469 People 112,949 Groups 30,529 Institutions

18 New Forms Data Data-mining Creative Commons Licences –Non-commercial? Funders now have data policies – JISC now has active programme in area of data access and management

19 Global movement USA –Harvard –Research Works Act –White House Petition European Commission –OpenAIRE –Neelie Kroes - 80M Research to be made OA UK Moves –Willetts speech –Finch Committee

20 Discussion Policies –Funder –Institutional –Publishers –Best practice? Advocacy –By who? –For what purpose? –What works? –Best practice?

21 Questions? Bill Hubbard Head of Centre for Research Communications

22 Further links Open access central funds in UK universities Authors: Pinfield, Stephen; Middleton, Christine Source: Learned Publishing, Volume 25, Number 2, April 2012, pp (10)Learned Publishing Publisher: Association of Learned and Professional Society PublishersAssociation of Learned and Professional Society Publishers 2/ / /art00005

23 Further links Article charges –RIN report "Heading for the Open Road" (April 2011) estimated (p.9) that the global average cost per article was £2,634 and noted that Outsell had estimated the 2009 weighted average for actual APCs charged as being £1,457. _of_transition_report_for_screen.pdf _of_transition_report_for_screen.pdf –A table from BioMed Central comparing article fees –University of Nottingham average fee 2009/10 was £1200 with charges ranging from £200 to £3000 With thanks to Stephen Pinfield for this information

24 Further links Some further perspectives on submission fees are explored in these blog posts (and links that can be followed from them, including a Knowledge Exchange report) – (in the comments particularly) – l-cost-overpaying-journals/ l-cost-overpaying-journals/ – fees/ fees/ Public posting on JISC Repositories ing list by Monica Duke, Digital Curation Centre, with acknowledgment and thanks

25 Further links PLoS ONE (eISSN ) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication... welcomes... from any scientific discipline. –Open-accessfreely accessible online, authors retain copyright –Fast publication times –Peer review by expert, practicing researchers –Post-publication tools to indicate quality and impact –Community-based dialogue on articles

26 Further links eLife is a researcher-driven initiative for the very best in science and science communication. We promote rapid, fair, and more constructive review. We will use digital media and open access to increase the influence of published works. We commit to serving authors and advancing careers in science. At eLife,

27 Further links SAS Open Journals –Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes (i) a newly created overlay journal interface for the journal Amicus Curiae; (ii) technical documentation and developer materials for use by other developers integrating Open Journal Systems with SWORD-compliant repositories; (iii) a feasibility study into the eventual adoption by Amicus Curiae of a full life-cycle manuscript management workflow using SAS Open Journals;

28 Further links Directory of Open Access Journals The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

29 Further links On Predatory Publishers: a Q&A With Jeffrey Beall publishers-a-qa-with-jeffrey-beall/47667

30 Further links Using social media to disseminate research outputs – Melissa Terras, Reader in Electronic Communications in the Department of Information studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at UCL communications-new-developments-in-open-access/

31 Further links JISC programme in managing research data Research data management infrastructure projects (RDMI)... JISCs Managing Research Data programme has, with an investment of nearly £2M, funded eight projects to provide the UK Higher Education sector with examples of good research data management. mi.aspx

32 Further links Figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models.... researchers can easily publish null results, avoiding the file drawer effect and helping to make scientific research more efficient.file drawer effect

33 Further links Open Book Publishers We are an independent academic publisher, run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. We publish monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All our books are available to read for free online.

34 Further links PEER Project – Project Summary: ases/PEER-Summary_31-May pdf

35 Further links OASPA, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association 4th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing COASP 2012: 19th to the 21 st September Gerbeaud House in Budapest, Hungary. This years conference will be of special interest for Open Access book publishers, as part of the program will be dedicated to book publishing.

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