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[BOAI] Re: Harnad Comments on Proposed HEFCE/REF Green Open Access Mandate
From: Stevan Harnad <harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk>
On 2013-03-14, at 1:13 AM, Nick Thieberger <thien AT unimelb.edu.au> ↵ wrote: > 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? That would be an exceedingly bad solution, for authors, for their institutions for their research and for OA. And institutions would lose a simple, natural, powerful and uniform way to ↵ monitor mandate compliance by their authors. And what's more important: hit/download counts for authors, for their own ↵ articles, and for their institutions, or hit/download counts for publishers' sites? But in any case there's a simple (though silly) compromise: All articles (whether subscription or Gold, emargoed or not) must be ↵ immediately deposited in the author's institutional repository. Where the author either wishes to comply with a non-OA publisher's embargo on Green OA, or with a Gold-OA publisher's desire to have hit/download counts for its site, access to the deposit need not be made OA (until the embargo elapses or until the author tires of accommodating publishers' importunate nonsense). Stevan Harnad > > 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 -- that ↵ in order to be eligible for REF, the peer-reviewed final draft of all journal ↵ articles must be deposited in the author’s institutional repository immediately ↵ upon publication, with embargoes applicable only to the date at which the ↵ article must be made OA – is excellent, and provides exactly 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. > > > -- > To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page: > http://www.soros.org/openaccess/forum.shtml?f > > > > -- > To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page: > http://www.soros.org/openaccess/forum.shtml?f
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