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

From: Nick Thieberger <thien AT unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:13:30 +1100


Threading: [BOAI] Harnad Comments on Proposed HEFCE/REF Green Open Access Mandate from amsciforum AT gmail.com
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But what if the article is in an OA journal that would like to have the hit
count for downloads from its site? Is there scope for the mandate to cover
only non-OA journal articles perhaps?

Nick Thieberger
Editor
Language Documentation & Conservation Journal
http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/


On 14 March 2013 11:16, Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com> wrote:

> Full Text: http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/994-.html
>
> *Executive Summary:* *The proposed HEFCE/REF Open Access [OA] 
mandate<htt=
p://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/news/news/2013/open_access_letter.p=
df> --
> that in order to be eligible for REF, the peer-reviewed final draft of al=
l
> journal articles must be deposited in the author=E2=80=99s institutional =
repository
> immediately upon publication, with embargoes applicable only to the date =
at
> which the article must be made OA =E2=80=93 is excellent, and provides ex=
actly
> the 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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<div dir=3D"ltr">But what if the article is in an OA journal 
that would lik=
e to have the hit count for downloads from its site? Is there scope for the=
 mandate to cover only non-OA journal articles 
perhaps?<div><br></div><div =
style>

<div>Nick 
Thieberger</div><div>Editor</div><div>Language 
Documentation &amp=
; Conservation Journal</div><div><a 
href=3D"http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc=
/">http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/</a></div></div></div><div class=3D"gmai=
l_extra">

<br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On 14 March 2013 
11:16, Stevan Harnad <s=
pan dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:amsciforum AT 
gmail.com" target=3D"_blan=
k">amsciforum AT gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> 
wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail=
_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc 
solid;padding-left:=
1ex">

Full Text:=C2=A0<a 
href=3D"http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archive=
s/994-.html" 
target=3D"_blank">http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/arc=
hives/994-.html</a><div><br><div><strong 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-=
size:13px;font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Executive 
Summary=
:</strong><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-size:13px;font-family:ver=
dana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif">=C2=A0</span><em 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,=
51);font-size:13px;font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The=C2=
=A0<a 
href=3D"http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/news/news/2013/ope=
n_access_letter.pdf" style=3D"color:rgb(0,51,102)" 
target=3D"_blank">propos=
ed HEFCE/REF Open Access [OA] mandate</a>=C2=A0-- that in order to be 
eligi=
ble for REF, the peer-reviewed final draft of all journal articles must be =
deposited in the author=E2=80=99s institutional repository immediately upon=
 publication, with embargoes applicable only to the date at which the artic=
le must be made OA =E2=80=93 is excellent, and=C2=A0<em>provides exactly 
th=
e sort of complement required by the RCUK OA mandate</em>. It ensures 
that =
authors deposit immediately and institutionally and it recruits their insti=
tutions to monitor and ensure compliance.<br>


=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0For 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.<br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Embargo length 
is =
even more important for open data, and should be carefully and flexibly ada=
pted to the needs not only of disciplines and individuals, but of each indi=
vidual research project.<br>


=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Requiring monograph OA if the author do=
es not wish to provide it is not reasonable, but perhaps many or most monog=
raph authors would not mind depositing their texts as Closed 
Access.</em></=
div></div>
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