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[BOAI] Harnad Comments on Proposed HEFCE/REF Green Open Access Mandate

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:16:43 -0400


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Full Text: http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/994-.html

*Executive Summary:* *The proposed HEFCE/REF Open Access [OA]
mandate<http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/news/news/2013/open_acce=
ss_letter.pdf>
--
that in order to be eligible for REF, the peer-reviewed final draft of all
journal articles must be deposited in the author=92s institutional reposito=
ry
immediately upon publication, with embargoes applicable only to the date at
which the article must be made OA =96 is excellent, and provides exactly th=
e
sort of complement required by the RCUK OA mandate. It ensures that authors
deposit immediately and institutionally and it recruits their institutions
to monitor and ensure compliance.
      For journal articles, no individual or disciplinary exceptions or
exemptions to the immediate-deposit are needed, but embargo length can be
adapted to the discipline or even to exceptional individual cases.
      Embargo length is even more important for open data, and should be
carefully and flexibly adapted to the needs not only of disciplines and
individuals, but of each individual research project.
      Requiring monograph OA if the author does not wish to provide it is
not reasonable, but perhaps many or most monograph authors would not mind
depositing their texts as Closed Access.*

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HEFCE/REF Open =
Access [OA] mandate</a>=A0-- that in order to be eligible for REF, the 
peer=
-reviewed final draft of all journal articles must be deposited in the auth=
or=92s institutional repository immediately upon publication, with embargoe=
s applicable only to the date at which the article must be made OA =96 is e=
xcellent, and=A0<em>provides exactly the sort of complement required by 
the=
 RCUK OA mandate</em>. It ensures that authors deposit immediately and 
inst=
itutionally and it recruits their institutions to monitor and ensure compli=
ance.<br>
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0For journal articles, no individual or disciplinary excep=
tions or exemptions to the immediate-deposit are needed, but embargo length=
 can be adapted to the discipline or even to exceptional individual cases.<=
br>=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Embargo length is even more important for open data, a=
nd should be carefully and flexibly adapted to the needs not only of discip=
lines and individuals, but of each individual research project.<br>
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Requiring monograph OA if the author does not wish to pro=
vide it is not reasonable, but perhaps many or most monograph authors would=
 not mind depositing their texts as Closed 
Access.</em></div></div>

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