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[BOAI] Re: [GOAL] RCUK publishes revised guidance on Open Access

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 07:58:05 -0500


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The revised RCUK OA
mandate<http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2013news/Pages/130305.aspx>has
some
*positive* and *negative* points:

*(+1) It is now clear that the RCUK author is free to choose either Green
or Gold (despite RCUK's preference for Green). *

*(-2) No Green compliance-monitoring nor consequences for non-compliance
(only Gold-uptake-monitoring).  *
*
*
*(-3) Deposit need not be immediate (can wait till end of OA embargo).*
*
*
*(-4) Deposit need not be in institutional repository (hence institutions
not engaged to monitor and ensure compliance).*
*
*
*(-5) Deposit can be done by **publisher instead of author
(hence compliance monitoring even more uncertain).*
*
*
*(+6) The proposed HEFCE/REF
mandate<http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/news/news/2013/open_access_letter.pdf>to
deposit in institutional repository immediately upon acceptance for
eligibility for REF, if adopted, will help remedy some of RCUK mandate's
shortcomings on ensuring compliance.*
*
*

HEFCE/REF is urged to adopt its proposed mandate

RCUK is urged to further revise its mandate to make it compatible with the
proposed HEFCE/REF mandate:

require immediate-deposit
of the author's refereed final draft
in the author's institutional repository
immediately upon acceptance for publication
regardless of whether or how long open access to the deposit is embargoed
and regardless of whether the journal is Gold OA or subscription-based
(institutional deposits can be automatically harvested/imported/exported to
central repositories)
(repositories' email-eprint-request Button can facilitate Almost-OA during
embargoes)


Universities and research institutions as well as other research funders
are also urged to adopt or modify mandates to require verifiable
immediate-deposit of all journal articles published by their researchers,
in all disciplines.

Once this complementary funder/institutional Green OA mandate model is
globally adopted, universal OA will soon follow.

Stevan Harnad

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 3:56 AM, Richard Poynder <
richard.poynder AT btinternet.com> wrote:

> Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today (6 March 2013) published the latest
> version of its guidance for its revised *Policy on Open Access*, which
> comes in to effect on 1 April 2013.****
>
> ** **
>
> This latest version draws the policy and the guidance together into one
> document and aims to give researchers, research organisations as well as
> publishers further clarity on the implementation of the policy.****
>
> ** **
>
> RCUK is keen to continue to engage with its stakeholders on the
> development of the guidance, so is inviting organisations to provide
> further input to this version where aspects may still not be clear. RCUK
> will then revise the guidance further to take into account these
> clarifications.****
>
> ** **
>
> More here: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2013news/Pages/130305.aspx****
>
> ** **
>
> The document is available (as a pdf file) here:
> 
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/RCUKOpenAccessPolicyandRevisedguidance.pdf
> ****
>
> ** **
>
> **
>

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<div>The revised <a 
href=3D"http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2013news/Pages=
/130305.aspx">RCUK OA mandate</a> has some=A0<b 
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ica;font-size:medium"><font 
color=3D"#4f7a28">positive</font></b>=A0and=A0<=
b style=3D"font-family:Helvetica;font-size:medium"><font 
color=3D"#ff6251">=
negative</font></b>=A0points:</div>
<div><br></div><div><blockquote 
style=3D"font-family:Helvetica;font-size:me=
dium;margin:0px 0px 0px 
40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><b><font color=
=3D"#4f7a28">(+1) It is now clear that the RCUK author is free to 
choose ei=
ther Green or Gold (despite RCUK&#39;s preference for 
Green).=A0</font></b>=
</div>
<div><br></div><div><b><font 
color=3D"#ff6251">(-2) No Green compliance-mon=
itoring nor consequences for non-compliance (only Gold-uptake-monitoring). =
=A0</font></b></div><div><b><font 
color=3D"#ff6251"><br></font></b></div><d=
iv>
<b><font color=3D"#ff6251">(-3) Deposit need not be 
immediate (can wait til=
l end of OA 
embargo).</font></b></div><div><b><font 
color=3D"#ff6251"><br><=
/font></b></div><div><b><font 
color=3D"#ff6251">(-4) Deposit need not be in=
 institutional repository (hence institutions not engaged to monitor and en=
sure compliance).</font></b></div>
<div><b><font 
color=3D"#ff6251"><br></font></b></div><div><b><font color=3D=
"#ff6251">(-5) Deposit can be done 
by=A0</font></b><font color=3D"#ff6251">=
<b>publisher instead of author (hence=A0compliance=A0monitoring even more 
u=
ncertain).</b></font></div>
<div><font 
color=3D"#ff6251"><b><br></b></font></div><div><b><font color=3D=
"#4f7a28">(+6) The <a 
href=3D"http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/ne=
ws/news/2013/open_access_letter.pdf">proposed HEFCE/REF 
mandate</a> to depo=
sit in institutional repository immediately upon acceptance for eligibility=
 for REF, if adopted, will help remedy some of RCUK mandate&#39;s 
shortcomi=
ngs on ensuring compliance.</font></b></div>
<div><b><font 
color=3D"#4f7a28"><br></font></b></div></blockquote></div><di=
v>HEFCE/REF is urged to adopt its proposed 
mandate</div><div><br></div><div=
>RCUK is urged to further revise its mandate to make it compatible with the=
 proposed HEFCE/REF mandate:=A0</div>
<div><br></div><blockquote style=3D"margin:0 0 0 
40px;border:none;padding:0=
px"><div>require immediate-deposit</div><div>of the 
author&#39;s refereed f=
inal draft</div><div>in the author&#39;s institutional 
repository</div><div=
>
immediately upon acceptance for publication</div><div>regardless of 
whether=
 or how long open access to the deposit is embargoed</div><div>and 
regardle=
ss of whether the journal is Gold OA or 
subscription-based</div><div>(insti=
tutional deposits can be automatically harvested/imported/exported to centr=
al repositories)</div>
<div>(repositories&#39; email-eprint-request Button can facilitate 
Almost-O=
A during 
embargoes)</div></blockquote><div><br></div><div>Universities and =
research institutions as well as other research funders are also urged to a=
dopt or modify mandates to require verifiable immediate-deposit of all jour=
nal articles published by their researchers, in all disciplines.</div>
<div><br></div><div>Once this complementary 
funder/institutional Green OA m=
andate model is globally adopted, universal OA will soon 
follow.</div><div>=
<br></div><div>Stevan 
Harnad</div><div><br></div>On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 3:5=
6 AM, Richard Poynder <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a 
href=3D"mailto:richard.poynd=
er AT btinternet.com" target=3D"_blank">richard.poynder AT 
btinternet.com</a>&gt;=
</span> wrote:<br>
<div class=3D"gmail_quote"><blockquote 
class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margi=
n:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div 
lang=3D"EN-G=
B" link=3D"#0563C1" 
vlink=3D"#954F72"><div><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><span sty=
le=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&=
quot;">Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today (6 March 2013) published 
the l=
atest version of its guidance for its revised <i>Policy on Open 
Access</i>,=
 which comes in to effect on 1 April 
2013.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Ti=
mes New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u>=A0<u></u></span></p><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New =
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">This latest version draws 
the policy and the=
 guidance together into one document and aims to give researchers, research=
 organisations as well as publishers further clarity on the implementation =
of the policy.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Ti=
mes New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u>=A0<u></u></span></p><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New =
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">RCUK is keen to continue to 
engage with its =
stakeholders on the development of the guidance, so is inviting organisatio=
ns to provide further input to this version where aspects may still not be =
clear. RCUK will then revise the guidance further to take into account thes=
e clarifications.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Ti=
mes New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u>=A0<u></u></span></p><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New =
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">More here: <a 
href=3D"http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/=
media/news/2013news/Pages/130305.aspx" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.rcuk.ac=
.uk/media/news/2013news/Pages/130305.aspx</a><u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Ti=
mes New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u>=A0<u></u></span></p><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New =
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">The document is available 
(as a pdf file) he=
re: <a 
href=3D"http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/RCUKOpenAccessPoli=
cyandRevisedguidance.pdf" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents=
/documents/RCUKOpenAccessPolicyandRevisedguidance.pdf</a><u></u><u></u></sp=
an></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Ti=
mes New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u>=A0<u></u></span></p><p class=
=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet =
MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><u></u>=A0</span></p>
</div></div></blockquote></div>

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