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09/02/2002

The Society-Publisher Contract

Many major journals are owned by Learned Societies. They may publish themselves, or they may licence another society or a commercial publisher to publish on their behalf. Therefore, contracts between Societies & Publishers are very important. This articles provides an outline of the Key points...

25/11/2001

Licensing Business Models for eJournals

A potentially unlimited number of models could be used to price electronic licences – however, in practice the number of variables is limited. This advice note provides an overview of the key licensing business models for eJournals. It was written by Sally Morris in November 2001.

15/04/2015

Member Briefing on Text and Data Mining

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing on TDM was updated April 2015.

06/04/2014

HEFCE Policy for OA in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework - April 2014

In 2013, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) issued a consultation on how they might frame their policy on submissions to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) to be open access (OA).This briefing summarises key points from the policy.

10/08/2014

Text and Data Mining - August 2014

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing is a follow up to P-D-R meetings on TDM

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...