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[BOAI] Re: The Open Access Interviews: Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Policy at the National Natural Science Foundation of China
From: "Harnad, Stevan" <harnad.stevan AT uqam.ca>
Here is an important (and very welcome) correction from Eloy Rodrigues: On Jun 19, 2014, at 7:47 AM, Eloy Rodrigues <eloy—sdum—uminho--pt> wrote: > Hi Stevan, > > The CAS mandate is for immediate deposit: > CAS requires its researchers and graduate students to > deposit an electronic version of the final, peer-reviewed manuscripts of ↵ their research articles, > resulted from any public funded scientific research projects, > submitted and consequently published in academic journals > after the issuing of this policy, into the open access repositories > of their respective institutes at the time the article is published, > to be made publicly available within 12 months of the official data of ↵ publication. > > And CAS already has a network of IRs. Xiaolin Zhang the CAS Library ↵ Director has been a very active OA and IR advocate. > > Best, > > <image001.jpg> > Serviços de Documentação > Eloy Rodrigues > Direcção > Campus de Gualtar, 4710 - 057 Braga - Portugal > Telefone +351 253 604 150; Fax +351 253 604 159 > Campus de Azurém, 4800 058 Guimarães > Telefone +351 253 510 168; Fax +351 253 510 117 > http://www.sdum.uminho.pt | > > > > > > > > > <image004.jpg> > > De: Stevan Harnad > Enviada: quinta-feira, 19 de Junho de 2014 12:00 > Para: Global Open Access List (Successor of AmSci) > Assunto: [GOAL] Re: The Open Access Interviews: Deputy Director General of ↵ the Bureau of Policy at the National Natural Science Foundation of China > > The two Chinese OA Mandates (NSFC and CAS) came fast (2014), but the ↵ possibility of complying with them is coming slowly (no repository till 2016). > > In addition, articles need not be deposited until 12 months after ↵ publication. > > In most fields, especially the fast-moving sciences, the benefits of Open ↵ Access (maximised uptake, usage, impact and progress) are biggest and most ↵ important within the first year of publication. That is the growth tip of ↵ research. Access losses in the first year are never fully caught up in later ↵ years. The iron needs to be struck when it is hot. > > There are two very simple steps that China can take to minimise the ↵ needless loss of research uptake, usage and impact because of lost time: > > (1) China should set up the repositories immediately, using the available ↵ free softwares such as EPrints and DSpace. It requires only a server and a few ↵ hours worth of set-up time and the repository is ready for deposits. There is ↵ no reason whatsoever to wait two years. It would also be sensible to have ↵ distributed local repositories — at universities and research institutions — ↵ rather than just one central one. Each institution can easily set up its own ↵ repository. All repositories are interoperable and if and when desired, their ↵ contents can be automatically exported to or harvested by central repositories. > > (2) Although an OA embargo of 12 months is allowed, China should mandate ↵ that deposit itself must be immediate(immediately upon acceptance for ↵ publication). Access to the deposit can be set as closed access instead of OA ↵ during the embargo if desired, but EPrints and DSpace repositories have the ↵ “Request-Copy” Button for closed-access deposits so that individual users can ↵ request and authors can provide an individual copy for research purposes with ↵ one click each. The repository automatically emails the copy if the author ↵ clicks Yes. > > Stevan Harnad > > > On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Richard Poynder <richard.poynder AT ↵ btinternet.com> wrote: > On May 15 both the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National ↵ Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) announced new open access policies. > > Both funders’ policies require that all papers resulting from funded ↵ projects must be deposited in online repositories and made publicly accessible ↵ within 12 months of publication — a model pioneered by the US National ↵ Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008, when it introduced its influential Public ↵ Access Policy. > > As a result of the new Chinese policies there will be a significant ↵ increase in the number of research papers freely available, not least because ↵ it comes at a time when the number of papers published by Chinese researchers ↵ is growing rapidly. In reporting news of the policies, Nature indicated that ↵ Chinese research output has grown from 48,000 articles in 2003, or 5.6% of the ↵ global total, to more than 186,000 articles in 2012, or 13.9%. > > Of the latter figure, more than 100,000 papers, or 55.2% of Chinese ouput, ↵ involved some funding from the NSFC. > > A Q&A conducted by email with Prof. Yonghe Zheng, Deputy Director ↵ General of the Bureau of Policy, NSFC can be viewed here: > > ↵ http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-open-access-interviews-deputy.html >
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