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1 The Open Access landscape (and what might be over the horizon) Alma Swan Key Perspectives Ltd Truro London LEAP Open Access conference, 11 June 2007

2 Open Access: What is it? Online Immediate Free (non-restricted) Free (gratis) To the scholarly literature that authors give away Permanent Key Perspectives Ltd

3 Open Access: Why should we have it? Benefits to researchers themselves Benefits to institutions Benefits to national economies Benefits to science and society Key Perspectives Ltd

4 What does it do for research? Greater impact from scholarly endeavour More rapid and more efficient progress of scholarship Better assessment, better monitoring, better management of research Novel information-creation using new and advanced technologies Key Perspectives Ltd

5 The routes to Open Access Publish in an Open Access journal OR Publish in a Closed Access journal that you like and self-archive the paper in your institutional repository Key Perspectives Ltd

6 Nowadays, fewer signs of this.. I hate open access. For starters, I want my research read by scientists, NOT lay people Open Access is a lot of bull. Good papers are published in top rated journals. Open Access will ultimately lead to unrefereed self-publication of junk. Key Perspectives Ltd

7 Open Access journals c2500 (approximately 10% of the total number of peer-reviewed journals) Quality Business models What this means for you Key Perspectives Ltd

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9 Open Access repositories circa 950 worldwide LEAP (London E-prints Access Project): 10 repositories now 3 more in development Key Perspectives Ltd

10 The problem Little content! A Large London College: 2841 items (1973 – present) articles published in 2006 alone (source: Web of Science) Key Perspectives Ltd

11 Other developments: policy Policies and mandates New attitudes to copyright Research data Key Perspectives Ltd

12 Other developments: technology New ways of measuring and assessing research and researchers Verification of versions of articles Key Perspectives Ltd

13 Assessment, impact Journal Impact Factor Article citations (WoS, Google Scholar) Downloads from your repository Key Perspectives Ltd

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15 Download timelines Key Perspectives Ltd

16 Referrers Key Perspectives Ltd

17 Links and search terms Key Perspectives Ltd

18 Every e-print tells a story… NIPS Workshop linked to this eprint from its web page Link placed on Canonical correlation page in Wikipedia Key Perspectives Ltd

19 Versions of articles Key Perspectives Ltd

20 Digital certificate Key Perspectives Ltd

21 REPOSITORIES and OA journal content Ingest layer services Search / retrieve Aggregate / display Count / assess Peer review Other value adding Editorial Key Perspectives Ltd

22 Open new world: the payoff Visibility Acknowledgement Credit Key Perspectives Ltd

23 More of this… Self-archiving …. has given instant world-wide visibility to my work. As a result, I was invited to submit papers to refereed international conferences/journals and got them accepted. Key Perspectives Ltd

24 And a solution to the researchers dilemma… My enemy isnt plagiarism, its obscurity Key Perspectives Ltd

25 Thank you for listening Key Perspectives Ltd


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