Open Access publishing

James Hartzell james.hartzell at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 28 10:46:18 EST 2013


The NIH in the US has something similar, but with a specific difference.
As far as I understand, all research they fund can be published in the
various journals, but some time thereafter is also posted, in a slightly
different format, in the NIH public access system.

"The *NIH Public Access Policy
<http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm>*ensures that the public has
access to the published results of NIH funded
research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal
manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed
Central<http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/>
*upon acceptance for publication*.  To help advance science and improve
human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the
public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication."
http://publicaccess.nih.gov/

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>wrote:

> I know this isn't indological, but I think it affects most professional
> academics, and it's an interesting sign of the future direction of
> publishing for most of us here on INDOLOGY.
>
> As of 1 April 2013, all publicly funded research in the United Kingdom
> must be published Open Access.  Authors are mandated to keep their copyright,
> and must publish their research under a liberal Creative Commons
> license.
>
> The UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is included in this
> new policy, and it is the AHRC that funds most indological research in
> Britain, apart from that done by the small number of permanent university
> employees.
>
> The UK policy appears to apply to "research papers" published in
> peer-reviewed journals.  The Austrian FWF, which is the national research
> funding body for Austria, has a similar all-encompassing Open Access
> policy <http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/public_relations/oai/index.html> for publications
> arising out of the research it funds, but in the FWF's case the policy
> extends also to mongraphs.  I fail to see how this can possibly work,
> especially for books that might fall into the trade category.  But it's a
> nice idea.
>
> The full UK government announcement can be read here<http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2012news/Pages/120716.aspx>
>
> Best,
> Dominik
>



-- 
James Hartzell, PhD
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC)
The University of Trento, Italy
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