Open Access publishing

James Hartzell james.hartzell at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 28 15:46:18 UTC 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
<>*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
*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."

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at>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 <> 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<>
> Best,
> Dominik

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

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