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OA Repository Mandates and Policies

OA Repository Mandates and Policies

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SPARC Author Addendum Your Work. Your Rights. When you decide to publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal, you own the full copyrights to that article. Works Skip to main content ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst Part of the Materials Science and Engineering Commons Works in Materials Science and Engineering Molecular Engineering Strategies for the Design and Synthesis of New Organic Photovoltaic Materials, Paul J. Homnick Doctoral Dissertations 2014-current UNESCO/COL Chair Rory McGreal Email: Professor Rory McGreal is s the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources. He is a professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University– Canada’s Open University based in Alberta, Canada. He is also the director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI).

The effect of open access and downloads ('hits') on citation impact: a bibliography of studies See also Papers produced by the project Find your way through the bibliography Selected topic ALERTboxes: OA impact biblio rapid reader | Reviews of OA impact studiesLatest additions Studies with original data Web tools for measuring impact | Comparative reviews Background The financial imperative: correlating research access, impact and assessment | Citation analysis, indexes and impact factors | Open access Last updated 25 June 2013; first posted 15 September 2004. If you have any additions, corrections or comments, please tweet @stevehit #oaimpact or email Steve Hitchcock. What others say about this bibliography

Collaboration is the key to access: A scientific publisher’s view April 2016 By Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Attorney, Lenz Caemmerer, Basel, Switzerland, Legal Counsel to STM: The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers Scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers operate in one of the most dynamic and innovative fields, one which combines scholarly communication and information technology. Materials Science and Engineering Structure-Property Relationships Of Polyisobutylene-Block-Polyamide Thermoplastic Elastomers, Morgan Dunn Heskett 2016 University of Southern Mississippi Structure-Property Relationships Of Polyisobutylene-Block-Polyamide Thermoplastic Elastomers, Morgan Dunn Heskett Master's Theses

Copyright Toolbox There are nearly as many publishing agreements as there are publishers. Practically every publisher has its own agreement containing the terms and conditions under which it wishes to publish an article. For an author it is sometimes difficult to distill from the agreement the provisions which provide the author the opportunity to have optimal access to the journal article. If the author wants to be sure that he/she retains all the rights needed for optimal access the author could use this Licence to publish. The translations of the Licence to publish are adjusted to the jurisdiction of the countries.

Global Open Access Portal The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP), funded by the Governments of Colombia, Denmark, Norway, and the United States Department of State, presents a current snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world. For countries that have been more successful implementing Open Access, the portal highlights critical success factors and aspects of the enabling environment. For countries and regions that are still in the early stages of Open Access development, the portal identifies key players, potential barriers and opportunities. Menage a Quoi? Optimal Number of Peer Reviewers Abstract Peer review represents the primary mechanism used by funding agencies to allocate financial support and by journals to select manuscripts for publication, yet recent Cochrane reviews determined literature on peer review best practice is sparse. Key to improving the process are reduction of inherent vulnerability to high degree of randomness and, from an economic perspective, limiting both the substantial indirect costs related to reviewer time invested and direct administrative costs to funding agencies, publishers and research institutions. Use of additional reviewers per application may increase reliability and decision consistency, but adds to overall cost and burden.

Search Contents of Open Access Repositories Search Repository Contents This service, based on the Google Custom Search engine, lets you search the contents of the repositories listed in OpenDOAR for freely available academic research information. This quality assured approach minimises (but does not eliminate!) spurious or junk results, and leads more directly to useful and relevant information. Full texts are available for most results. The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks Cable Green doesn't have to look very far to find an example of an education system weighed down by what he considers a bloated and inefficient textbook industry. The director of global learning for Creative Commons simply points to his home state of Washington. "My state spends $130 million per year buying textbooks," he says. "We only have a million public school kids in the state, so we're spending $130 per kid per year." Because each book is expected to last half a decade, the kids aren't permitted to keep them or write in them. The books are only available in one format, paper, and are sometimes seven to 10 years out of date.

Mediterranean Open Access Network The MedOANet project is pleased to announce the release of the Open Access Tracker. The Open Access Tracker brings together information on journals, repositories, institutional policies, funder’s policies and publishers’ self-archiving policies, representing Open Access activities in six Mediterranean countries: Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal. The Tracker draws information from authoritative services such as DOAJ,SHERPA/RoMEO, SHERPA/Juliet, OpenDOAR, ROARMAP. It shows the growth of different types of Open Access activities and policies in numbers, effectively creating a profile for each country; it also visually presents the growth of these different types of Open Access resources by country, by year as recorded in the external sources.

European Commission The European Commission took a big step towards open science in Europe. All projects receiving Horizon 2020 funding will have the obligation to make sure any peer reviewed journal article they publish is openly accessible, free of charge. The open access policy is summarized in a brief factsheet. For the details on open access applicable to beneficiaries in projects funded under Horizon 2020, please see the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data.