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[BOAI] Re: [SCHOLCOMM] Blog: Could the HEFCE policy be a Trojan Horse for gold OA?

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:49:05 -0500


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             [BOAI] Re: [SCHOLCOMM] Blog: Could the HEFCE policy be a Trojan Horse for gold OA? from jean.claude.guedon AT umontreal.ca

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On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 6:52 AM, Danny Kingsley <dak45 AT cam.ac.uk> 
wrote:

> <Apologies for cross positing>
>
> Hello all,
>
> A new Unlocking Research blog published today =E2=80=9C Could the HEFCE p=
olicy be
> a Trojan Horse for gold OA?=E2=80=9D -
> https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=3D488 is arguing that
> changes to the HEFCE policy are moving it from a green policy towards a
> gold one.
>

*Defending Green Turf*

There's no second-guessing human nature. And it's a no-brainer to guess
that publishers will do all they can to circumvent the HEFCE/REF
immediate-Green policy to steer it toward Gold and Hybrid-Gold.

But here are a few defensive strategies that could help:

1. The authors are the ones who know first when their papers are accepted:
Implement a database of dated acceptance letters at the departmental level.

2. Do a REF rank-order exercise (not a "top four" exercise) every 
year,
consisting of an author-ranked list of that year's publications, by order
of likelihood of submitting for REF, together with acceptance date and
publication date. Store and display that list permanently and publicly in
the institutional repository as REF count-down, highlighting what risks
being ineligible. (HEFCE will be accommodating; its goals are the right
ones, and where temporary flexibility helps guide academic practice and
culture toward the goal of Green rather than Fool's Gold, they will provide
it.)

3. Do a monthly SCOPUS and WoS search for institutional published papers
and follow up on all missing papers (perhaps at the departmental level
rather than the library level -- wherever it is more effective).

4. Provide no funding for Gold or Hybrid-Gold.




>
>
> A teaser:
> **************************
> The HEFCE Policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence
> Framework <http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2014/201407/> kicks in 9
> weeks from now. The policy states that, to be eligible for submission to
> the post-2014 REF, authors=E2=80=99 final peer-reviewed manuscripts of jo=
urnal
> articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN must have been deposited
> in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication.
> Deposited material should be discoverable, and free to read and download,
> for anyone with an internet connection.
>
> The *goal* of the policy is to ensure that publicly funded (by HEFCE)
> research is publicly available. The *means* HEFCE have chosen to favour
> is the green route =E2=80=93 by putting the AAM into a repository. This d=
oes not
> involve any payment to the publishers. The *timing *of the policy =E2=80=
=93 at
> acceptance =E2=80=93 is to give us the best chance of obtaining the autho=
r=E2=80=99s
> accepted manuscript (AAM) before it is deleted, forgotten or lost by the
> author. <snip>
>
> ***************************
> Enjoy!
>
> Danny
>
>
> Dr Danny Kingsley
> Head of Scholarly Communications
> Cambridge University Library
> West Road, Cambridge CB39DR
> P: +44 (0) 1223 747 437
> M: +44 (0) 7711 500 564
> E: dak45 AT cam.ac.uk
> T:  AT dannykay68
> ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3636-5939
>
>
>
>

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<div dir=3D"ltr">On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 6:52 AM, Danny 
Kingsley <span dir=
=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:dak45 AT 
cam.ac.uk" target=3D"_blank">dak45 AT cam=
.ac.uk</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><div 
class=3D"gmail_extra"><div class=3D"gm=
ail_quote"><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" 
style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.=
8ex;border-left-width:1px;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-st=
yle:solid;padding-left:1ex"><div 
style=3D"word-wrap:break-word"><div><span =
style=3D"font-size:14px">&lt;Apologies for cross 
positing&gt;</span></div><=
div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px"><br></span></div><div><span style=3D"fon=
t-size:14px">Hello all,</span></div><div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px"><br=
></span></div><div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px">A new Unlocking Research =
blog published today =E2=80=9C=C2=A0<span 
style=3D"background-color:rgb(255=
,255,255)"><font color=3D"#141412"><span 
style=3D"line-height:1.3">Could th=
e HEFCE policy be a Trojan Horse for gold OA?</span><span 
style=3D"line-hei=
ght:18px">=E2=80=9D</span><span 
style=3D"line-height:1.3">=C2=A0-=C2=A0</sp=
an></font></span><a 
href=3D"https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=
=3D488" 
target=3D"_blank">https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=
=3D488</a>=C2=A0is arguing that changes to the HEFCE policy are moving it 
f=
rom a green policy towards a gold 
one.</span></div></div></blockquote><div>=
<br></div><strong 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,he=
lvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">Defending Green 
Turf</strong><br style=
=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font=
-size:13px"><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helv=
etica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-fa=
mily:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">There&#39;s 
no seco=
nd-guessing human nature. And it&#39;s a no-brainer to guess that 
publisher=
s will do all they can to circumvent the HEFCE/REF immediate-Green policy t=
o steer it toward Gold and Hybrid-Gold.</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,=
51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br styl=
e=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;fon=
t-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,h=
elvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">But here are a few defensive 
strategies=
 that could help:</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdan=
a,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,5=
1);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span sty=
le=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;fo=
nt-size:13px">1. The authors are the ones who know first when their 
papers =
are accepted: Implement a database of dated acceptance letters at the depar=
tmental level.</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,a=
rial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);=
font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=
=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font=
-size:13px">2. Do a REF rank-order exercise (not a &quot;top 
four&quot; exe=
rcise) every year, consisting of an author-ranked list of that year&#39;s 
p=
ublications, by order of likelihood of submitting for REF, together with ac=
ceptance date and publication date. Store and display that list permanently=
 and publicly in the institutional repository as REF count-down, highlighti=
ng what risks being ineligible. (HEFCE will be accommodating; its goals are=
 the right ones, and where temporary flexibility helps guide academic pract=
ice and culture toward the goal of Green rather than Fool&#39;s Gold, they 
=
will provide it.)</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdan=
a,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,5=
1);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span sty=
le=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;fo=
nt-size:13px">3. Do a monthly SCOPUS and WoS search for institutional 
publi=
shed papers and follow up on all missing papers (perhaps at the departmenta=
l level rather than the library level -- wherever it is more effective).</s=
pan><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sa=
ns-serif;font-size:13px"><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verda=
na,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,5=
1,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">4. 
Pro=
vide no funding for Gold or Hybrid-Gold.</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51=
,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br sty=
le=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;fo=
nt-size:13px"><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,he=
lvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><div>=C2=A0</div><blockquote class=3D"gm=
ail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 
0.8ex;border-left-width:1px;border-l=
eft-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-style:solid;padding-left:1ex"><div s=
tyle=3D"word-wrap:break-word"><div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px"><br></spa=
n></div><div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px"><br></span></div><div><span sty=
le=3D"font-size:14px">A 
teaser:</span></div><div><span style=3D"font-size:1=
4px">**************************</span></div><div><span style=3D"font-size:1=
4px;color:rgb(20,20,18);line-height:26.6667px;background-color:rgb(255,255,=
255)">The=C2=A0</span><a 
href=3D"http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2014/2014=
07/" 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667px;color:rgb(188,54,10);tex=
t-decoration:none" target=3D"_blank">HEFCE=C2=A0Policy for 
open access in t=
he post-2014 Research Excellence Framework</a><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px=
;color:rgb(20,20,18);line-height:26.6667px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255=
)">=C2=A0kicks in 9 weeks from now.=C2=A0</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:14=
px;line-height:26.6667px;color:rgb(20,20,18);background-color:rgb(255,255,2=
55)">The policy states that, to be eligible for submission to the 
post-2014=
 REF, authors=E2=80=99 final peer-reviewed manuscripts of journal articles =
and conference proceedings with an ISSN must have been deposited in an inst=
itutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication. Deposited ma=
terial should be discoverable, and free to read and download, for anyone wi=
th an internet connection.</span></div><p 
style=3D"margin:0px 0px 24px;colo=
r:rgb(20,20,18);line-height:26.6667px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><s=
pan 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667px">The</span><span style=3D=
"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667px">=C2=A0</span><strong style=3D"font-s=
ize:14px;line-height:26.6667px">goal</strong><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px;=
line-height:26.6667px">=C2=A0</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-heig=
ht:26.6667px">of the policy is to ensure that publicly funded (by 
HEFCE) re=
search is publicly available. The</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-=
height:26.6667px">=C2=A0</span><strong 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:=
26.6667px">means</strong><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667p=
x">=C2=A0</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667px">HEFCE =
have chosen to favour is the green route =E2=80=93 by putting the AAM into =
a=C2=A0repository. This does not involve any payment to the publishers. The=
</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667px">=C2=A0</span><s=
trong 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667px">timing=C2=A0</strong><=
span style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:26.6667px">of the policy 
=E2=80=93=
 at acceptance =E2=80=93 is to give us the best chance of obtaining the aut=
hor=E2=80=99s accepted manuscript (AAM) before it is deleted, forgotten or =
lost by the author.=C2=A0</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px;line-height:2=
6.6667px">&lt;snip&gt;</span></p><p 
style=3D"margin:0px 0px 24px;color:rgb(=
20,20,18);line-height:26.6667px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">********=
*******************</p><div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px">Enjoy!</span></d=
iv><div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px"><br></span></div><div><span style=3D=
"font-size:14px">Danny</span></div><div><span 
style=3D"font-size:14px"><br>=
</span></div><div><br></div><div>
<div 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-=
indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;word-wra=
p:break-word">Dr Danny Kingsley<br>Head of Scholarly 
Communications<br>Camb=
ridge University Library<br>West Road, Cambridge CB39DR<br>P: <a 
href=3D"te=
l:%2B44%20%280%29%201223%20747%20437" value=3D"+441223747437" 
target=3D"_bl=
ank">+44 (0) 1223 747 437</a><br>M: <a 
href=3D"tel:%2B44%20%280%29%207711%2=
0500%20564" value=3D"+447711500564" 
target=3D"_blank">+44 (0) 7711 500 564<=
/a><br>E:=C2=A0<a href=3D"mailto:dak45 AT cam.ac.uk" 
target=3D"_blank">dak45 AT c=
am.ac.uk</a><br>T:  AT dannykay68<br>ORCID iD: 
0000-0002-3636-5939<br><br><br>=
</div>

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