Being Open About Data Analysis of the UK…

Being Open About Data : Analysis of the UK open data policies and applicability of open data :

« This paper presents an analysis of the recent UK open-data policies and draws an argument on how governments can sustainably promote the development and use of open data. Moreover, research contributes to the ongoing discussion on the normative values of openness by presenting a conceptual analysis of open data as an integral part of the freedom-of-information continuum. »

URL : http://www.finnish-institute.org.uk/images/stories/pdf2012/being%20open%20about%20data.pdf

Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish…

Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? :

« An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) by graduate students and are subsequently providing open access to these works in online repositories. Faculty advisors and graduate students are concerned that such unfiltered access to their work could diminish future publishing opportunities. This study investigated social sciences, arts and humanities journal editors’ and university press directors’ attitudes toward ETDs. The findings indicate that manuscripts which are revisions of openly accessible ETDs are always welcome for submission or considered on a case by case basis by 82.8% of journal editors and 53.7% of university press directors polled. »

URL : http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2012/04/05/crl-356.short

Journal Article Publishing The Review Process Ethics Publishing…

Journal Article Publishing: The Review Process, Ethics, Publishing Contracts, Open Access, and the Kitchen Sink

Journal Article Publishing: The Review Process, Ethics, Publishing Contracts, Open Access, and the Kitchen Sink from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

« Submitting work to peer-reviewed journals is a daunting prospect for many young scientists. In this webinar, Caroline Sutton (co-founder of Co-Action Publishing) and Helle Goldman (Chief Editor of the journal Polar Research) demystify the process by explaining what happens to a manuscript after it’s submitted, focussing on how submissions are evaluated. This webinar introduces a range of topics connected to journal article publishing, including single-blind versus double-blind review, tips for authors submitting manuscripts, ethical issues (plagiarism, salami slicing, duplicate publication), understanding the fine print in publishers’ contracts, open access publishing and how authors benefit from it. »

Policy Guidelines for the development and promotion of…

Policy Guidelines for the development and promotion of open access :

« These Guidelines provide an account of the development of Open Access, why it is important and desirable, how to attain it, and the design and effectiveness of policies. »

URL : http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002158/215863e.pdf

Certificat DINI Services de Dépôts et de Publication…

Certificat DINI. Services de Dépôts et de Publication en Libre Accès 2010 :

« Internet et les nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication ont bouleversé le système de la communication scientifique de fond en comble. De nouveaux dispositifs de distribution et de médiation se mettent en place, tel que le mouvement international vers le libre accès, dont l’objectif est la mise en ligne gratuite d’information scientifique.

Beaucoup d’institutions scientifiques se sont déjà investies dans le domaine des services de dépôts et de publication en libre accès. Elles se donnent les moyens de rendre leurs publications disponibles en ligne pour un public international, et de les conserver. En Allemagne, le Conseil Scientifique et la Conférence des Présidents des Universités soutiennent ce développement; le Ministère Fédéral de l’Education et de la Recherche et l’Agence Allemande pour la Recherche (DFG) subventionnent ces projets en priorité.

Ceci étant, les projets doivent s’appuyer sur une technologie confirmée et être compatibles avec des normes internationales pour optimiser la visibilité et l’impact de la production des chercheurs, pour refléter la performance scientifique d’une université ou d’un organisme de recherche.

Pour accompagner les projets et définir un cadre d’infrastructures, le groupe de travail « édition numérique » du DINI s’est saisi assez tôt de cette question et a publié début 2002 des recommandations pour l’édition universitaire1. Par la suite, DINI a formalisé une série de critères dans le certificat DINI Services de Dépôts et de Publication en Libre Accès qui après deux éditions en 2004 et 2007 sort aujourd’hui dans une 3e version (2010); cette dernière version détaille tous les aspects techniques, organisationnels et juridiques nécessaires pour créer et faire fonctionner de tels services dans la durée. »

URL : http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/series/dini-schriften/2010-3-fr/PDF/dini-zertifikat-2010-3-fr.pdf

Pricing principles used by Scholarly Open Access Publishers…

Pricing principles used by Scholarly Open Access Publishers :

« The article processing charge (APC) is currently the primary method of funding professionally published Open Access peer reviewed journals. The pricing principles of 77 OA publishers publishing over 1000 journals using APCs were studied and classified. The most commonly used pricing method is a single fixed fee, which can either be the same for all of a publisher’s journals or individually determined for each journal. Fees are usually only levied for publication of accepted papers, but there are some journals that also charge submission fees. Instead of fixed prices many publishers charge by the page or have multi-tiered fees depending on the length of articles. The country of origin of the author can also influence the pricing, in order to facilitate publishing for authors from developing countries. »

URL : http://www.openaccesspublishing.org/apc3/acceptedversion.pdf

Open access central funds in UK universities …

Open access central funds in UK universities :

« This paper reports on the extent to which higher education institutions in the UK have set up central funds and similar institutionally co-ordinated approaches to the payment of open access article-processing charges. It presents data demonstrating that central funds have only been set up by a minority of institutions and that the number of institutions has not changed significantly between 2009 and 2011. It then explores the barriers to the establishment of such funds and discusses recent developments that might lower these barriers. Finally, it provides a case study of the development of the central fund at the University of Nottingham in the UK and considers the sustainability of such an approach. »

URL : http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp/2012/00000025/00000002/art00005
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/20120205