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[BOAI] Re: [GOAL] Global coalition of organizations denounce Elsevier's new "sharing" policy

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 13:34:14 -0400


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Exchange with Alicia Wise, Elsevier:

http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/1150-.html

ALICIA WISE, ELSEVIER:

Hi Stevan =E2=80=93

We continue to permit immediate self-archiving in an author=E2=80=99s insti=
tutional
repository. This is now true for all institutional repositories, not only
those with which we have agreements or those that do not have mandates. You
are correct that under our old policy, authors could post anywhere without
an embargo if their institution didn=E2=80=99t have a mandate. Our new poli=
cy is
designed to be consistent and fair for everybody, and we believe it now
reflects how the institutional repository landscape has evolved in the last
10+ years.

We require embargo periods because for subscription articles, an
appropriate amount of time is needed for journals to deliver value to
subscribing customers before the manuscript becomes available for free.
Libraries understandably will not subscribe if the content is immediately
available for free. Our sharing policy now reflects that reality.

With kind wishes,
Alicia

Dr Alicia Wise
Director of Access & Policy
Elsevier
a.wise AT elsevier.com
 AT wisealic
=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=
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=94

STEVAN HARNAD

Dear Alicia,

Unless I am misunderstanding something, your response seems to be a play on
words (double-talk).

You say Elsevier permits =E2=80=9Cimmediate self-archiving in=E2=80=A6 all =
institutional
repositories, not only those with which we have agreements or those that do
not have mandates.=E2=80=9D

But =E2=80=9Cself-archiving=E2=80=9D means (and always has meant) Open Acce=
ss
self-archiving.

Otherwise it would merely mean =E2=80=9Cdepositing,=E2=80=9D for which no o=
ne needs (or has
ever needed) Elsevier=E2=80=99s permission.

Embargoed depositing is not OA self-archiving (and never was).

So what is new is not the (unneeded) permission from Elsevier to deposit,
but the very new and regressive embargo on making the deposit immediately
OA =E2=80=94 in other words, an embargo on the immediate self-archiving tha=
t
Elsevier had been officially permitting since 2004.

It is shameful to try to justify this flagrant back-pedalling as being done
=E2=80=9Cto be consistent and fair for everybody=E2=80=9D.

It was clearly done solely to sustain subscriptions at all costs (to
research access, usage and progress). And Elsever should at least admit
that, openly (sic).

Sincerely,

Stevan Harnad


On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Kathleen Shearer <
m.kathleen.shearer AT gmail.com> wrote:

> Please excuse the cross posting.
>
> For Immediate Release
> Wednesday, May 20, 2015
>
> Contact:
> Ranit Schmelzer (SPARC)
> 202-538-1065
> sparcmedia AT arl.org
>
> Katharina M=C3=BCller (COAR)
> 49 551 39-22215
> office AT coar-repositories.org
>
> -------------
>
> *NEW POLICY FROM ELSEVIER IMPEDES OPEN ACCESS AND SHARING*
>
> *Global coalition of organizations denounce the policy and urge Elsevier
> to revise it*
>
> *Washington, DC and G=C3=B6ttingen, Germany* =E2=80=93 Elsevier=E2=80=99s=
 new sharing and
> hosting policy
> 
<http://www.elsevier.com/connect/elsevier-updates-its-policies-perspectiv=
es-and-services-on-article-sharing>
>  represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of
> research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier publish=
ed
> authors in complying with funders=E2=80=99 open access policies, accordin=
g to an
> analysis by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
> (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).
>
> =E2=80=9CElsevier=E2=80=99s policy is in direct conflict with the global =
trend towards
> open access and serves only to dilute the benefits of openly sharing
> research results,=E2=80=9D said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPA=
RC and
> Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of COAR, in a joint statement.
> =E2=80=9CElsevier claims that the policy advances sharing but in fact, it=
 does the
> opposite. We strongly urge Elsevier to revise it.=E2=80=9D
>
> The new stance marks a significant departure from Elsevier=E2=80=99s init=
ial
> policy, established in 2004, which allowed authors to self-archive their
> final accepted manuscripts of peer-reviewed articles in institutional
> repositories without delay.  While the stated purpose of the new revision
> is, in part, to roll back an ill-conceived 2012 amendment prohibiting
> authors at institutions that have adopted campus-wide Open Access policie=
s
> from immediate self archiving, the net result of the new policy is that
> Elsevier has placed greater restrictions on sharing articles.
>
> Twenty-three groups today released the following statement in opposition
> to the policy:
>
> =E2=80=9COn April 30, 2015, Elsevier announced a new sharing and hosting =
policy
> for Elsevier journal articles. This policy represents a significant
> obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates
> unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying with
> funders=E2=80=99 open access policies. In addition, the policy has been a=
dopted
> without any evidence that immediate sharing of articles has a negative
> impact on publishers=E2=80=99 subscriptions.
>
> =E2=80=9CDespite the claim by Elsevier that the policy advances sharing, =
it
> actually does the opposite. The policy imposes unacceptably long embargo
> periods of up to 48 months for some journals. It also requires authors to
> apply a "non-commercial and no derivative works" license for 
each article
> deposited into a repository, greatly inhibiting the re-use value of these
> articles. Any delay in the open availability of research articles curtail=
s
> scientific progress and places unnecessary constraints on delivering the
> benefits of research back to the public.
>
> =E2=80=9CFurthermore, the policy applies to "all articles previously 
publ=
ished and
> those published in the future" making it even more punitive for both
> authors and institutions. This may also lead to articles that are current=
ly
> available being suddenly embargoed and inaccessible to readers.
>
> =E2=80=9CAs organizations committed to the principle that access to infor=
mation
> advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves education, we
> support the adoption of policies and practices that enable the immediate,
> barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles. This policy is in
> direct conflict with the global trend towards open access and serves only
> to dilute the benefits of openly sharing research results.
>
> =E2=80=9CWe strongly urge Elsevier to reconsider this policy and we encou=
rage
> other organizations and individuals to express their opinions.=E2=80=9D
>
> *The statement is available here
> 
<https://www.coar-repositories.org/activities/advocacy-leadership/petitio=
n-against-elseviers-sharing-policy/> and
> we welcome others to show their support by also endorsing it.*
>
> The statement has been signed by the following groups:
> COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories
> SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
> ACRL: Association of College and Research Libraries
> ALA: American Library Association
> ARL: Association of Research Libraries
> Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
> Australian Open Access Support Group
> IBICT: Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology
> CARL: Canadian Association of Research Libraries
> CLACSO: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
> COAPI: Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions
> Creative Commons
> Creative Commons (USA)
> EIFL
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
> Greater Western Library Alliance
> LIBER: European Research Library Association
> National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
> OpenAIRE
> Open Data Hong Kong
> Research Libraries UK
> SANLiC: South African National Licensing Consortium
> University of St Andrews Library
>
>
> SPARC=C2=AE, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, i=
s an
> international alliance of academic and research libraries working to
> correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the
> Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for change=
.
> Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholarly
> communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research
> and reduce financial pressures on libraries. More information can be foun=
d
> at http://www.sparc.arl.org.
>
> COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, is an international
> association with over 100 members and partners from five continents
> representing universities, research institutions, government research
> funders, and others. COAR=E2=80=99s mission is to enhance the visibility =
and
> application of research outputs through a global network of Open Access
> digital repositories. COAR brings together the major repository initiativ=
es
> in order to align policies and practices and acts as a global voice for t=
he
> repository community.
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> GOAL mailing list
> GOAL AT eprints.org
> http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/goal
>
>

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utline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">ALICIA WISE, 
ELSEVIER:</p><=
p style=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 
0px=
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=E2=80=93<=
/p><p 
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 0px 20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">We continue 
to p=
ermit immediate self-archiving in an author=E2=80=99s institutional reposit=
ory. This is now true for all institutional repositories, not only those wi=
th which we have agreements or those that do not have mandates. You are cor=
rect that under our old policy, authors could post anywhere without an emba=
rgo if their institution didn=E2=80=99t have a mandate. Our new policy is d=
esigned to be consistent and fair for everybody, and we believe it now refl=
ects how the institutional repository landscape has evolved in the last 10+=
 years.=C2=A0</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inhe=
rit;margin:0px 0px 
20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">We=
 require embargo periods because for subscription articles, an appropriate =
amount of time is needed for journals to deliver value to subscribing custo=
mers before the manuscript becomes available for free. Libraries understand=
ably will not subscribe if the content is immediately available for free. O=
ur sharing policy now reflects that reality.</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font=
-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;padding:=
0px;vertical-align:baseline">With kind 
wishes,<br>Alicia</p><p style=3D"bor=
der:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:=
0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Dr Alicia 
Wise<br>Director of Acce=
ss &amp; Policy<br>Elsevier<br><a href=3D"mailto:a.wise 
AT elsevier.com" style=
=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0p=
x;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(49,146,122);text-decoration=
:none">a.wise AT elsevier.com</a><br> AT 
wisealic<br>=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=
=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=
=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94=E2=80=94</p><p 
style=3D"border:0=
px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;p=
adding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">STEVAN HARNAD</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px=
;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;pad=
ding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Dear Alicia,</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;fo=
nt-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;paddin=
g:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Unless I am misunderstanding something, 
your=
 response seems to be a play on words (double-talk).</p><p 
style=3D"border:=
0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;=
padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">You say Elsevier permits 
=E2=80=9Cimme=
diate self-archiving in=E2=80=A6 all institutional repositories, not only t=
hose with which we have agreements or those that do not have mandates.=E2=
=80=9D</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;mar=
gin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">But 
=E2=
=80=9Cself-archiving=E2=80=9D means (and always has meant) Open Access self=
-archiving.</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inheri=
t;margin:0px 0px 
20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Othe=
rwise it would merely mean =E2=80=9Cdepositing,=E2=80=9D for which no one n=
eeds (or has ever needed) Elsevier=E2=80=99s permission.</p><p 
style=3D"bor=
der:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:=
0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Embargoed depositing is not OA 
sel=
f-archiving (and never was).</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit;=
font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-ali=
gn:baseline">So what is new is not the (unneeded) permission from 
Elsevier =
to deposit, but the very new and regressive embargo on making the deposit i=
mmediately OA =E2=80=94 in other words, an embargo on the immediate self-ar=
chiving that Elsevier had been officially permitting since 
2004.=C2=A0</p><=
p style=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 
0px=
 20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">It is shameful 
to tr=
y to justify this flagrant back-pedalling as being done =E2=80=9Cto be cons=
istent and fair for everybody=E2=80=9D.</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font-fami=
ly:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;v=
ertical-align:baseline">It was clearly done solely to sustain 
subscriptions=
 at all costs (to research access, usage and progress). And Elsever should =
at least admit that, openly (sic).</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font-family:in=
herit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertic=
al-align:baseline">Sincerely,</p><p 
style=3D"border:0px;font-family:inherit=
;font-style:inherit;margin:0px 0px 20px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-al=
ign:baseline">Stevan 
Harnad</p><div><br></div></div></div><div class=3D"gma=
il_extra"><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Wed, 
May 20, 2015 at 12:41 PM, =
Kathleen Shearer <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a 
href=3D"mailto:m.kathleen.shearer=
 AT gmail.com" target=3D"_blank">m.kathleen.shearer AT 
gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> w=
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style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;text-a=
lign:justify"><font face=3D"Gill Sans MT, 
sans-serif"><span style=3D"font-s=
ize:15px">Please excuse the cross 
posting.</span></font></div><div style=3D=
"margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#3=
9;,serif;text-align:justify"><span 
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Roman&#39;,serif;text-=
align:justify"><span style=3D"font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-serif=
;font-size:11pt">For Immediate Release =C2=A0 =C2=A0 
=C2=A0</span></div></d=
iv></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div style=
=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman=
&#39;,serif;text-align:justify"><span 
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=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0</span=
></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><br></div><div><div><div><d=
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ly:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;,serif;text-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-=
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MT&#39;,sans-serif">Contact:</span></d=
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tyle=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times 
New R=
oman&#39;,serif;text-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-fami=
ly:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">Ranit Schmelzer 
(SPARC)</span><span s=
tyle=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></span=
></div><div style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 
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065" value=3D"+12025381065" 
target=3D"_blank">202-538-1065</a></span><span =
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n></div><div style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 
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rif"><u></u><u></u></span></div><div style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-=
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Roman&#39;,serif;text-align:justify"><=
span style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-serif"=
>49 551 39-22215</span><span 
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ns-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></div><div style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;=
font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;text-align:justi=
fy"><span style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill 
Sans MT&#39;,sans-s=
erif"><a href=3D"mailto:office AT coar-repositories.org" 
style=3D"color:purple=
" target=3D"_blank"><span>office AT 
coar-repositories.org</span></a></span><sp=
an 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></=
span></div><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;font=
-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-align:justi=
fy"><span style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill 
Sans MT&#39;,sans-s=
erif">-------------=C2=A0</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:C=
alibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></p><p align=3D"center" style=3D"te=
xt-align:left;margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;font-family:&=
#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt"><b><span 
style=3D"font-s=
ize:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">NEW 
POLICY FROM ELS=
EVIER IMPEDES OPEN ACCESS AND SHARING</span></b><span 
style=3D"font-size:11=
pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></p><p align=3D"cen=
ter" 
style=3D"text-align:left;margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12=
pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt"><i><span=
 style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-serif">Glo=
bal coalition of organizations denounce the policy and urge Elsevier to rev=
ise it</span></i><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-ser=
if"><u></u><u></u></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;f=
ont-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16p=
t;text-align:justify"><b><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gil=
l Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">Washington, DC and G=C3=B6ttingen, 
Germany</span=
></b><span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;=
,sans-serif">=C2=A0</span></span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:=
&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">=E2=80=93 Elsevier=E2=80=99s 
new sharing=
 and hosting<span>=C2=A0</span><a 
href=3D"http://www.elsevier.com/connect/e=
lsevier-updates-its-policies-perspectives-and-services-on-article-sharing" 
=
style=3D"color:purple" 
target=3D"_blank"><span>policy</span></a><span>=C2=
=A0</span>represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use 
of=
 research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier publishe=
d authors in complying with funders=E2=80=99 open access policies, accordin=
g to an analysis by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coaliti=
on (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).=C2=A0<=
/span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u>=
<u></u></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12=
pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-alig=
n:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;=
,sans-serif">=E2=80=9CElsevier=E2=80=99s policy is in direct conflict 
with =
the global trend towards open access and serves only to dilute the benefits=
 of openly sharing research results,=E2=80=9D said Heather Joseph, Executiv=
e Director of SPARC and Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of COAR, in a =
joint statement. =E2=80=9CElsevier claims that the policy advances sharing =
but in fact, it does the opposite. We strongly urge Elsevier to revise it.=
=E2=80=9D=C2=A0</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,san=
s-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></p><p style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:=
0cm;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-botto=
m:16pt;text-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;G=
ill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">The new stance marks a significant 
departure f=
rom Elsevier=E2=80=99s initial policy, established in 2004, which allowed a=
uthors to self-archive their final accepted manuscripts of peer-reviewed ar=
ticles in institutional repositories without delay.=C2=A0 While the stated =
purpose of the new revision is, in part, to roll back an ill-conceived 2012=
 amendment prohibiting authors at institutions that have adopted campus-wid=
e Open Access policies from immediate self archiving, the net result of the=
 new policy is that Elsevier has placed greater restrictions on sharing art=
icles.</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">=
<u></u><u></u></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-=
size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;te=
xt-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans =
MT&#39;,sans-serif">Twenty-three groups today released the 
following statem=
ent in opposition to the policy:</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-f=
amily:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></p><p style=3D"margin-right=
:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,s=
erif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;f=
ont-family:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">=E2=80=9COn April 
30, 2015, E=
lsevier announced a new sharing and hosting policy for Elsevier journal art=
icles. This policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination a=
nd use of research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier=
 published authors in complying with funders=E2=80=99 open access policies.=
 In addition, the policy has been adopted without any evidence that immedia=
te sharing of articles has a negative impact on publishers=E2=80=99 subscri=
ptions.</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"=
><u></u><u></u></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font=
-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans=
 MT&#39;,sans-serif">=E2=80=9CDespite the claim by Elsevier that 
the policy=
 advances sharing, it actually does the opposite. The policy imposes unacce=
ptably long embargo periods of up to 48 months for some journals. It also r=
equires authors to apply a &quot;non-commercial and no derivative 
works&quo=
t; license for each article deposited into a repository, greatly inhibiting=
 the re-use value of these articles. Any delay in the open availability of =
research articles curtails scientific progress and places unnecessary const=
raints on delivering the benefits of research back to the 
public.</span><sp=
an 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></=
span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;font-f=
amily:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-align:justify=
"><span style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-ser=
if">=E2=80=9CFurthermore, the policy applies to &quot;all articles 
previous=
ly published and those published in the future&quot; making it even more 
pu=
nitive for both authors and institutions. This may also lead to articles th=
at are currently available being suddenly embargoed and inaccessible to rea=
ders.</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><=
u></u><u></u></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-s=
ize:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;tex=
t-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans M=
T&#39;,sans-serif">=E2=80=9CAs organizations committed to the 
principle tha=
t access to information advances discovery, accelerates innovation and impr=
oves education, we support the adoption of policies and practices that enab=
le the immediate, barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles. T=
his policy is in direct conflict with the global trend towards open access =
and serves only to dilute the benefits of openly sharing research results.<=
/span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u>=
<u></u></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12=
pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-alig=
n:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;=
,sans-serif">=E2=80=9CWe strongly urge Elsevier to reconsider this 
policy a=
nd we encourage other organizations and individuals to express their opinio=
ns.=E2=80=9D</span></p></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><=
div><div><div><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;f=
ont-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-align:ju=
stify"><b><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,=
sans-serif">The statement is 
available<span>=C2=A0</span></span><span style=
=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><a 
href=3D"https://www.c=
oar-repositories.org/activities/advocacy-leadership/petition-against-elsevi=
ers-sharing-policy/" style=3D"color:purple" 
target=3D"_blank"><span style=
=3D"font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-serif">here</span></a></span><s=
pan><span style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-s=
erif">=C2=A0</span></span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gi=
ll Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">and we welcome others to show their 
support by =
also endorsing it.</span></b><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Cali=
bri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></p><p style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margi=
n-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margi=
n-bottom:16pt;text-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family=
:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">The statement has been 
signed by the fo=
llowing groups:</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,san=
s-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></p><div style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;fon=
t-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;text-align:justify"=
><span style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-seri=
f">COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories</span><span 
style=3D"fon=
t-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></div><div=
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0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New=
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style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-fa=
mily:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">SPARC: Scholarly 
Publishing and Aca=
demic Resources Coalition</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:C=
alibri,sans-serif"><u></u><u></u></span></div><div style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm =
0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
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ign:justify"><span 
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9;,sans-serif">ACRL: Association of College and Research 
Libraries</span><s=
pan 
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ative Commons (USA)</span><span 
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iv><div style=3D"margin:0cm 0cm 
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pan 
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ize:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
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UK</span><span 
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#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">University of St Andrews 
Library</span><s=
pan 
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/span></div><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;fon=
t-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-align:just=
ify"><span style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill 
Sans MT&#39;,sans-=
serif"><br></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-siz=
e:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-=
align:justify"><span 
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#39;,sans-serif">SPARC=C2=AE, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic 
Resourc=
es Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research librari=
es working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Develo=
ped by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst f=
or change. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholar=
ly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research=
 and reduce financial pressures on libraries. More information can be found=
 at<span>=C2=A0</span></span><span 
style=3D"font-size:11pt;font-family:Cali=
bri,sans-serif"><a href=3D"http://www.sparc.arl.org/" 
style=3D"color:purple=
" target=3D"_blank"><span 
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serif">http://www.sparc.arl.org</span></a></span><span style=3D"font-size:1=
1pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans 
MT&#39;,sans-serif">.</span></p><p style=3D"=
margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:12pt;font-family:&#39;Times New 
=
Roman&#39;,serif;margin-bottom:16pt;text-align:justify"><span 
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-size:11pt;font-family:&#39;Gill Sans MT&#39;,sans-serif">COAR, 
the Confede=
ration of Open Access Repositories, is an international association with ov=
er 100 members and partners from five continents representing universities,=
 research institutions, government research funders, and others. COAR=E2=80=
=99s mission is to enhance the visibility and application of research outpu=
ts through a global network of Open Access digital repositories. COAR bring=
s together the major repository initiatives in order to align policies and =
practices and acts as a global voice for the repository 
community.</span></=
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