Budapest Open Access Initiative      

Budapest Open Access Initiative: BOAI Forum Archive

[BOAI] [Forum Home] [index] [prev] [next] [options] [help]

boaiforum messages

[BOAI] Fwd: RFP for journal-flipping project

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:25:32 -0400


--001a113fbd08f9a15a0513de1c36
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Please consider this opportunity for yourself, and please forward it to
others who may be interested.

     Thanks,
     Peter

Peter Suber
bit.ly/petersuber


---------- cut here ----------

Request for Proposal (RFP): Writing a literature review on methods for
converting subscription-based scholarly journals to open access

Release date for this RFP:  April 16, 2015

Due date for responses:  May 30, 2015

Start date for the work: July 1, 2015

End date for the work: January 31, 2016

Issued by: Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC)

The project will be supervised by Peter Suber, Director of the Office for
Scholarly Communication.

Proposal requested

The Harvard OSC requests bids or tenders from scholars interested in
writing a comprehensive literature review on methods for converting
subscription-based scholarly journals to open access.

By =E2=80=9Copen access=E2=80=9D (OA) for this purpose we mean global, imme=
diate, digital,
online access which is free charge and which makes the content free for
reuse under open licenses, preferably CC-BY. By an =E2=80=9COA journal=E2=
=80=9D for this
purpose, we mean one that makes all its research articles OA, not just some
of them, as with hybrid journals.

The literature review will focus on how journals have converted or might
convert to OA, not on why. It will focus on converting non-OA journals, not
launching new OA journals. As far as possible, it should identify evidence
on the consequences of conversion, e.g. for submissions, readership,
quality, impact, and finances. It should identify pathways already taken by
converted journals and pathways proposed but not yet tried. It should
formulate these pathways as recommendations (steps, plans, instructions)
for journals, or journals of a certain kind, to consider. Whenever
possible, each recommendation should cite and link to relevant evidence.

If the literature review at this stage is of sufficient quality, the
project will make it public and solicit public comments. The purpose of the
public comments is to supplement the literature review, make it more
complete, more detailed, and more useful. For example, the public comments
might add readings omitted from the literature review, extract new
recommendations from readings already covered, suggest new clarity or
detail for recommendations already formulated, and add notes to help
readers consider the merits of the recommendations. The project will then
solicit comments from an invited panel of experts on the recommendations in
the report, as enlarged or annotated by public comments. The panelists will
endorse any recommendations they find worth endorsing, and specify the
scholarly niches for which they endorse or recommend them.

We hope to make the final version public, as enlarged with with the
panelists=E2=80=99 endorsements and selected public comments. It will inclu=
de full
attribution to the author of the literature review and the authors of the
comments and endorsements.

The literature review should be submitted in digital form and ready for
public comments by January 31, 2016.

Submitting a proposal

We envisage that the literature review will take about seven person-months.
Candidates should take this into account when developing their proposals.

Candidates should describe their qualifications to do the work and the
amount they request to do it in the time allowed (July 1, 2015 - January
31, 2016). We encourage candidates who have published related work to cite
and link to it in their submissions.

Please submit the bid or tender, or any inquiries, by email to Arlene
Navarro at <arlene_navarro AT harvard.edu>.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2015.

--001a113fbd08f9a15a0513de1c36
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<div dir=3D"ltr"><div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;tre=
buchet ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-size:small"><div 
class=3D"gmail_default">Ple=
ase consider this opportunity for yourself, and please forward it to others=
 who may be interested.</div><div 
class=3D"gmail_default"><br></div><div cl=
ass=3D"gmail_default">=C2=A0 =C2=A0 
=C2=A0Thanks,</div><div class=3D"gmail_=
default">=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0Peter</div><div 
class=3D"gmail_default"><br></=
div><div class=3D"gmail_default">Peter 
Suber</div><div class=3D"gmail_defau=
lt"><a href=3D"http://bit.ly/petersuber" 
target=3D"_blank">bit.ly/petersube=
r</a>=C2=A0=C2=A0</div><div class=3D"gmail_quote" 
style=3D"font-family:aria=
l,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px"><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_qu=
ote" 
style=3D"font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px"><b=
r><div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;,=
sans-serif;font-size:small">---------- cut here ---------- 
=C2=A0</div></di=
v></div><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><br><div 
dir=3D"ltr"><div><span><p dir=
=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font =
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weig=
ht:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:trans=
parent">Request for Proposal (RFP)</span><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);ve=
rtical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">: =
Writing a literature review on methods for converting subscription-based sc=
holarly journals to open access</span></font></p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms=
, sans-serif"><br></font><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-to=
p:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:bas=
eline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><font 
face=3D"treb=
uchet ms, sans-serif">Release date for this RFP: =C2=A0April 16, 
2015</font=
></span></p><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-=
bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-s=
pace:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, san=
s-serif">Due date for responses: =C2=A0May 30, 
2015</font></span></p><p dir=
=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span =
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;back=
ground-color:transparent"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Start dat=
e for the work: July 1, 2015</font></span></p><p 
dir=3D"ltr" style=3D"line-=
height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,=
0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparen=
t"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">End date for 
the work: January 3=
1, 2016 </font></span></p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></fon=
t><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt=
"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);v=
ertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">I=
ssued by:=C2=A0Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication 
</span></=
font><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);white-space:pre-wrap;font-family:&#39;=
trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;line-height:1.38;background-color:transparent"=
>(OSC)</span></p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></font><p dir=
=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span =
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;back=
ground-color:transparent"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">The proje=
ct will be supervised by Peter Suber, Director of the Office for Scholarly =
Communication. </font></span></p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><b=
r></font><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bot=
tom:0pt"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><span style=3D"color:rgb(0=
,0,0);font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;backgro=
und-color:transparent">Proposal requested </span><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0=
,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transpa=
rent">=C2=A0=C2=A0</span></font></p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"=
><br></font><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-=
bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-s=
pace:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, san=
s-serif">The Harvard OSC requests bids or tenders from scholars 
interested =
in writing a comprehensive literature review on methods for converting subs=
cription-based scholarly journals to open access. 
</font></span></p><font f=
ace=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><br></font><p 
dir=3D"ltr" style=3D"line-he=
ight:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0)=
;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"=
><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">By =E2=80=9Copen 
access=E2=80=9D (=
OA) for this purpose we mean global, immediate, digital, online access whic=
h is free charge and which makes the content free for reuse under open lice=
nses, preferably CC-BY. By an =E2=80=9COA journal=E2=80=9D for this purpose=
, we mean one that makes all its research articles OA, not just some of the=
m, as with hybrid journals.</font></span></p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sa=
ns-serif"><br></font><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0p=
t;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baselin=
e;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><font 
face=3D"trebuche=
t ms, sans-serif">The literature review will focus on how journals have 
con=
verted or might convert to OA, not on why. It will focus on converting non-=
OA journals, not launching new OA journals. As far as possible, it should i=
dentify evidence on the consequences of conversion, e.g. for submissions, r=
eadership, quality, impact, and finances. It should identify pathways alrea=
dy taken by converted journals and pathways proposed but not yet tried. It =
should formulate these pathways as recommendations (steps, plans, instructi=
ons) for journals, or journals of a certain kind, to consider. Whenever pos=
sible, each recommendation should cite and link to relevant evidence.</font=
></span></p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></font><p dir=3D"lt=
r" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style=
=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;backgroun=
d-color:transparent"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">If the literat=
ure review at this stage is of sufficient quality, the project will make it=
 public and solicit public comments. The purpose of the public comments is =
to supplement the literature review, make it more complete, more detailed, =
and more useful. For example, the public comments might add readings omitte=
d from the literature review, extract new recommendations from readings alr=
eady covered, suggest new clarity or detail for recommendations already for=
mulated, and add notes to help readers consider the merits of the recommend=
ations. The project will then solicit comments from an invited panel of exp=
erts on the recommendations in the report, as enlarged or annotated by publ=
ic comments. The panelists will endorse any recommendations they find worth=
 endorsing, and specify the scholarly niches for which they endorse or reco=
mmend them. </font></span></p><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br><=
/font><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom=
:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:p=
re-wrap;background-color:transparent"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-seri=
f">We hope to make the final version public, as enlarged with with the 
pane=
lists=E2=80=99 endorsements and selected public comments. It will include f=
ull attribution to the author of the literature review and the authors of t=
he comments and endorsements.</font></span></p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, =
sans-serif"><br></font><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:=
0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:basel=
ine;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><font 
face=3D"trebuc=
het ms, sans-serif">The literature review should be submitted in 
digital fo=
rm and ready for public comments by January 31, 2016. 
</font></span></p><fo=
nt face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><br></font><p 
dir=3D"ltr" style=3D"lin=
e-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,=
0,0);font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;backgrou=
nd-color:transparent"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Submitting a =
proposal</font></span></p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></fon=
t><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt=
"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-w=
rap;background-color:transparent"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">W=
e envisage that the literature review will take about seven person-months. =
Candidates should take this into account when developing their proposals. <=
/font></span></p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></font><p dir=
=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span =
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;back=
ground-color:transparent"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Candidate=
s should describe their qualifications to do the work and the amount they r=
equest to do it in the time allowed (July 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016). We e=
ncourage candidates who have published related work to cite and link to it =
in their submissions.</font></span></p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-ser=
if"><br></font><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;marg=
in-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;whit=
e-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, =
sans-serif">Please submit the bid or tender, or any inquiries, by email 
to =
Arlene Navarro at &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:arlene_navarro AT 
harvard.edu" target=
=3D"_blank">arlene_navarro AT harvard.edu</a>&gt;. 
</font></span></p><font fac=
e=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><br></font><p 
dir=3D"ltr" style=3D"line-heig=
ht:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);v=
ertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"><=
font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">The submission deadline is 
May 30, 2=
015. </font></span></p><div 
style=3D"font-size:small;font-family:&#39;trebu=
chet ms&#39;,sans-serif"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Dro=
id 
Serif&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap=
;background-color:transparent"><br></span></div></span></div></div>
</div><br></div>

--001a113fbd08f9a15a0513de1c36--

        
--      
To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page:
http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum

[BOAI] [Forum Home] [index] [prev] [next] [options] [help]

 E-mail:  openaccess@soros.org .