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[BOAI] Major international associations join together to underscore their support for immediate open access to research articles

From: Iryna Kuchma <iryna.kuchma AT eifl.net>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 16:48:15 +0300


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[Forwarded message from Maxie Putlitz]


  *Major international associations join together to underscore their
support for immediate open access to research articles*

May 14, 2014

As organizations committed to the principle that access to information
advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves education, we
endorse the policies and practices that enable Open Access - immediate,
barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles.

Policies that promote Open Access are increasingly being adopted worldwide
by research funders, academic institutions and national governments in
order to improve the use and value of scholarly research. We fully support
such policies and the dual avenues for implementing them: open access
repositories and open access journals. These policies play an important
role in creating an environment where our collective investments in
research can be maximized for the benefit of the public, and for society at
large.

Many policies have employed the use of embargo periods - delayed access to
research articles for a short period of time to help protect publishers=E2=
=80=99
subscription revenue as they shift to new business models. We consider the
use of embargo periods as an acceptable *transitional mechanism* to help
facilitate a wholesale shift towards Open Access. However, embargo
periods dilute the benefits of open access policies and we believe that, if
they are adopted, they should be no more than 6 months for the life and
physical sciences, 12 months for social sciences and humanities.  We
further believe that mechanisms for reducing - or eliminating - embargo
periods should be included in any Open Access policy.

Any delay in the open availability of research articles curtails scientific
progress and stifles innovation, and places unnecessary constraints in
delivering the benefits of research back to the public.



*Signatories*

COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories

EIFL: Electronic Information for Libraries

LIBER: Ligue des Biblioth=C3=A8ques Europ=C3=A9ennes de Recherche - Associa=
tion of
European Research Libraries

National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences

OpenAIRE: Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe

SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition



For more information click here
<https://www.coar-repositories.org/?p=3D3989>or contact Kathleen
Shearer, Executive Director, COAR,
kathleen.shearer AT coar-repositories.org









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COAR e. V. Office
c/o G=C3=B6ttingen State and University Library
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37073 G=C3=B6ttingen
Germany


+49 551 39-22215 (Tel.)
+49 551 39-5222 (Fax)
office AT coar-repositories.org <coar-office AT sub.uni-goettingen.de>
http://coar-repositories.org/

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<div dir=3D"ltr">[Forwarded message from <span 
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span class=3D"gmail_sendername">Maxie 
</span>Putlitz</span><span dir=3D"ltr=
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<b><span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quo=
t;" lang=3D"EN-US">Major international associations join 
together to unders=
core their support for immediate open access to research 
articles<u></u><u>=
</u></span></b></p>

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style=3D"margin-bottom:8pt;text-align:justify">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">May 14, 2014</span><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sa=
ns MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;" 
lang=3D"EN-US"><u></u><u></u></span></p=
>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:8pt;text-align:justify">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">As organizations committed to the principle that 
access to =
information advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves educati=
on, we endorse the policies and practices that enable Open
 Access - immediate, barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles=
.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:8pt;text-align:justify">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">Policies that promote Open Access are increasingly 
being ad=
opted worldwide by research funders, academic institutions and national gov=
ernments in order to improve the use and value of scholarly
 research. We fully support such policies=C2=A0and the dual avenues for imp=
lementing them: open access repositories and open access journals. These po=
licies=C2=A0play an important role in creating an environment where our col=
lective investments in research can be maximized
 for the benefit of the public, and for society at 
large.=C2=A0<u></u><u></=
u></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:8pt;text-align:justify">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">Many policies have employed the use of embargo 
periods - de=
layed access to research articles for a short period of time=C2=A0to help p=
rotect publishers=E2=80=99 subscription revenue as they shift to new
 business models. We consider the use of embargo periods as an acceptable <=
i>transitional mechanism</i> to help facilitate a wholesale shift 
towards O=
pen Access.=C2=A0However, embargo periods=C2=A0dilute the benefits of open =
access policies and we=C2=A0believe that, if they
 are adopted, they should be no more than=C2=A06 months for the life and ph=
ysical sciences, 12 months for social sciences and humanities.=C2=A0 We fur=
ther believe that mechanisms for reducing - or eliminating - embargo period=
s should be included in any Open Access 
policy.=C2=A0<u></u><u></u></span><=
/p>

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style=3D"margin-bottom:8pt;text-align:justify">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">Any delay in the open availability of research 
articles cur=
tails scientific progress and stifles innovation, and places unnecessary co=
nstraints in delivering the benefits of research back to
 the public.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:3pt;margin-l=
eft:0cm">
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lang=3D"EN-US"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></span></b></p>
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eft:0cm">
<b><span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quo=
t;" 
lang=3D"EN-US">Signatories<u></u><u></u></span></b></p>
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eft:0cm">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">COAR: Confederation of Open Access 
Repositories<u></u><u></=
u></span></p>
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style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:3pt;margin-l=
eft:0cm">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">EIFL: Electronic Information for 
Libraries<u></u><u></u></s=
pan></p>
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style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:3pt;margin-l=
eft:0cm">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">LIBER: Ligue des Biblioth=C3=A8ques 
Europ=C3=A9ennes de Rec=
herche - Association of European Research 
Libraries<b><u></u><u></u></b></s=
pan></p>
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style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:3pt;margin-l=
eft:0cm">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">National Science Library, Chinese Academy of 
Sciences<u></u=
><u></u></span></p>
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style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:3pt;margin-l=
eft:0cm">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">OpenAIRE: </span>
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
>Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe</span><span 
style=3D"fon=
t-family:&quot;Gill Sans MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;" 
lang=3D"EN-US"><u=
></u><u></u></span></p>

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eft:0cm">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"=
 lang=3D"EN-US">SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources 
Coalitio=
n<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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eft:0cm">
<span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Gill Sans 
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 lang=3D"EN-US"><u></u>=C2=A0<u></u></span></p>
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style=3D"margin-bottom:12pt"><span style=3D"font-fam=
ily:&quot;Gill Sans MT&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;" 
lang=3D"EN-US">For mor=
e information
<a href=3D"https://www.coar-repositories.org/?p=3D3989" 
target=3D"_blank">c=
lick here</a> or contact Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR,
<a href=3D"mailto:kathleen.shearer AT coar-repositories.org" 
target=3D"_blank"=
>kathleen.shearer AT coar-repositories.org</a>
<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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4,34,34)" lang=3D"EN">COAR e. V. Office<br>
c/o G=C3=B6ttingen State and University Library<br>
Platz der G=C3=B6ttinger Sieben 
1<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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lank">+49 551 39-22215</a> (Tel.)<br>
<a href=3D"tel:%2B49%20551%2039-5222" 
value=3D"+49551395222" target=3D"_bla=
nk">+49 551 39-5222</a> (Fax)<br>
<a href=3D"mailto:coar-office AT sub.uni-goettingen.de" 
target=3D"_blank"><spa=
n style=3D"color:blue">office AT 
coar-repositories.org</span></a>
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