[okfn-discuss] "Open Access" publications under CC-NC licences
Chris.Armbruster at EUI.eu
Thu Dec 8 08:35:06 GMT 2011
One possibility is to look at publishers - and their business model / licensing. Yet, paid open access (open access publishing - OAP) very much relies on funders and institutions paying article processing charges (APC). Hence, the funders should be the ones that make CC-BY a condition of paying APC. Principally, they should have an intrinsic interest to do so, because CC-BY is the right license for science as well as the knowledge economy.
What we would need is a list of funders/institutions with OA policies - and a clarification whether they require CC-BY or not. There is something like the SPARC Europe Seal for Journals http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=loadTempl&templ=080423 - as a model for a seal/list. Again, the seal is applied to journals instead of funders. I think this a strategic mistake. The journals will follow the funders, if the APC are linked to CC-BY.
Just now, I have not got the time to help with this, but I can point to some work on OA policy implementation that I completed. Maybe this can help someone to get started:
Armbruster, Chris, Implementing Open Access: Policy Case Studies (October 14, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1685855
Armbruster, Chris, Open Access Policy Implementation: First Results Compared (September 15, 2011). Learned Publishing, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1927775
Armbruster, Chris, Implementing Open Access Policy: First Case Studies (September 15, 2011). Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp.1-22, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1927772
Armbruster, Chris, Cyberscience and the Knowledge-Based Economy, Open Access and Trade Publishing: From Contradiction to Compatibility with Nonexclusive Copyright Licensing. International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, No. 12, 2008; Policy Futures in Education, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=938119
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Subject: Re: [okfn-discuss] "Open Access" publications under CC-NC licences
On 12/08/2011 12:56 AM, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
There has been considerable recent discussion about CC-NC licences being used for "Open Access" papers by scholarly publishers. I have written a few blog posts (
) and responded to comments. I have summarised this in
Ross Mounce has summarised this as:
this mess has caused irreparable damage to the re-usability of the literature
with which I completely agree. I think it's so serious that it should not be discussed on my blog but brought here.
It took me by surprise that authorPays "Open Access" seems to be almost completely CC-NC. (The main open Access publishers such as PLoSONE and BMC have complete OKD-compliance by using CC-BY). CC-NC places so many restrictions on re-use that it is almost useless in science.
I believe that the OKFN should take this issue very seriously and with great urgency. We know that multi-author organizations which start using CC-NC find it impossible to chnage later without approaching every author and with scholpub this is out of the question, so the longer this goes on the worse the problem.
I believe that OKFN should put together a group which draws together resource material which makes the case against NC and then promotoes this case to publishers and funders. Any aproaches to funders or publishers could be done through IsItOpenData.
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