Implementation of open content licenses :
“Open access is free of charge and free of most usage restrictions online access to research literature. Open content licenses or some explicit statement attached to the article when it is published in an open access journal or deposited in an open access repository help to refer to a specific type of libre open access. These licenses / statements make it clear to the reusers what they are permitted to do with published and deposited articles (including data). An organization’s or journal’s licensing policy (including policy on re-use and redistribution) shall be clearly stated and visible on the web site.
The survey attempted to gather information from a broad spectrum of research institutions in developing and transition countries in order to get a better understanding of the current state of the implementation of open content licenses. We looked at the web sites of 2,489 open access journals and 357 open access repositories from EIFL network countries1. And this report highlights the best practices in using open content licenses by open access journals and open access repositories in developing and transition countries […]
The first version of the report was released on July 7, 2010 with request for comments and a call for more case studies on using open content licenses by open access journals and open access repositories in developing and transition countries. The second revised version of the report with more case studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland (provided by Bożena Bednarek-Michalska, Torun University Library), South Africa, Ukraine and Latin America (CLASCO case study provided by Dr. Dominique Babini) was released on September 7, 2010.
This is the third version with updated case studies from China, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine and new case studies from Ghana, Lithuania, Thailand, Kenya and Slovenia.
The report was produced in the frames of EIFL-OA advocacy program supported by Open Society Institute and the Wellcome Trust.”
URL : http://www.eifl.net/news/implementation-open-content-licenses