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01/04/2013

RCUK Policy on Open Access as of 1 April 2013

Research Councils UK (RCUK) made changes to its open access policy early in 2013. This followed a report from the House of Lords that deemed the previous version unacceptable due to its lack of clarity. RCUK are supportive of Gold Open Access, where an Article Publication Charge (APC) is...

23/02/2013

OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research Released - February 2013

Following two consultations (2009, 2011), a specifically convened roundtable and an Act of Congress (America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 2010), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have finally produced their guidelines for "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally...

22/02/2013

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Report on the Implementation of Open Access - February 2013

Following a brief inquiry in January and February 2013, the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have produced a report on their findings on the Implementation of Open Access (pdf). The inquiry consisted of both written and oral evidence sessions and involved a wide range...

10/07/2014

UK Government Response to "Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications” and what RCUK plans to do about open access - July 2012

The UK Government has accepted all but one of the recommendations made by the cross- stakeholder Finch Group set up to investigate increasing access to the publications resulting from publicly-funded research.  The statement can be found here. As a reminder, the Finch Group came about as a...

10/06/2014

ALPSP Member Briefing on the Finch Report - June 2012

Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence: How to expand access to research publications - Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings The Finch Group came about as a result of a roundtable discussion on Transparency, chaired by David Willets (Minister for...

09/04/2015

High Value Content: Big Data Meets Mega Text

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures at Copyright Clearance Center explains how. Big data may be making headlines, but numbers don’t always tell the whole story.  Experts estimate that at least 80% of all data in any organization—not to mention in the World Wide Web...

27/11/2014

CHORUS (Clearing House for Open Research of the United States)

This is an update on the ALPSP Member Briefing on the OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research publishing in February 2013. The ‘OSTP Memo’ as it has become known, directed US Federal Funding Agencies with research expenditures in...

11/02/2006

Outsourcing Primary Journal Hosting

For a primary journal publisher, no matter how small or large, the decision about how to host your online publications is a crucial one. Increasingly, the online version of a journal is the user's version of preference, and today's readers and authors have high expectations in terms of...

18/11/2015

IPEM and IOP extend partnership to create book programme

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) joint press release For immediate release – 6 November 2015 The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have been journal-publishing partners for more than 40...

03/11/2015

ALPSP Alert 222 - November 2015

This issue includes updates on ARL and SHARE, Google Scholar indexing OA books, Outsell, peer review, Think Check Submit campaign, Wellcome strategy, Open Library of the Humanities, ORCID, Springer, copyright exceptions and open access.