House of Commons - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: Open Access - HC 99-I

House of Commons - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: Open Access - HC 99-I

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The Government's commitment to increasing access to published research findings and its desire to achieve full open access are welcomed in this report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. However, whilst Gold open access - where authors publish their articles in an open access journal that provides free immediate open access to all of its articles on the publisher's website - is a desirable ultimate goal, focusing on it during the transition to a fully open access world is a mistake. The Government and Research Council UK should reconsider their preference for Gold open access during the five year transition period, and give due regard to the evidence of the vital role that Green open access and repositories have to play as the UK moves towards full open access. (Authors opting for Green open access publish in any subscription journal, and then make their peer-reviewed final draft freely accessible online by self-archiving or depositing the article in a repository (either institutional or disciplinary) upon acceptance for publication.) Other recommendations include: promotion of standardisation and compliance across subject and institutional repositories; mitigation against the impact on universities of paying Article Processing Charges out of their own reserves; introduce a reduced VAT rate for e-journals; non-disclosure clauses should not be used in publishing contracts that include the use of public funds; BIS must review its consultation processes to ensure that lessons are learned from the lack of involvement of businesses, particularly SMEs, in the formation of open access policyEvidence on the quantity and quality of open access to scholarly research in the world and in the UK is incipient and scarce. ... working definition. open access is the ability to download, read and print electronically-published refereed journal- articles. leaving aside research ... THE MARKET FOR SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING BIS economic analysis of options considers only pricing in the market for scholarlyanbsp;...

Title:House of Commons - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: Open Access - HC 99-I
Author:Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2013-09-10


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