Now available: written and public comments from the two meetings on Public Access to Federally-Supported Research and Development Data and Publications. You may wish to browse written comments for statements from your scholarly societies or favorite publishers, etc.
NIH Public Access Policy overviews are scheduled twice this summer on the medical campus, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Room 214
Wednesday 12 June 2013, Noon-1:00 pm OR
Wednesday 17 July 2013, Noon-1:00 pm
Intended Audience: NIH-funded investigators/scholars, grant managers or administrative assistants.
TO REGISTER: There is no fee for this presentation. Please register via online form or email Cathy Sarli (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a seat. While Cathy Sarli is the campus expert, Ruth is happy to help with questions or present overviews for groups or individuals on request.
Funding mandate for open access books and book chapters? While I do not think Wellcome Trust funds any WU researchers, this is interesting news which may forecast a trend that NIH and other funders could follow: Wellcome Trust extends open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters "...a significant amount of scholarly work is published in monographs and book chapters and we want to ensure that these, too, reach as wide an audience as possible. ... The new policy does not apply to textbooks, 'trade' books, general reference works or works of fiction, or to collections edited but not authored by Trust grantholders. It would not affect, for example, a non-fiction work written by a medical historian aimed at a general audience and published by a commercial publisher." | Comments from Peter Suber. (Peter Suber is the new director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University and author of the book Open Access, which will become entirely open access in June 2013.)
-- Desjardins-Proulx P, White EP, Adamson JJ, Ram K, Poisot T, et al. (2013) The Case for Open Preprints in Biology. PLoS Biol 11(5): e1001563. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001563
-- Why is science behind a paywall - blog post summarizing issues with many comments.
-- Nature Web Focus: Do Open Access journals have impact? - reports on a small study from Thomson ISI - Web of Science
-- Another study which adds discussions about article quality to the analysis, that is that high quality articles benefit more from being open access than lower quality articles: McCabe, Mark J. and Snyder, Christopher M., The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum (May 23, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2269040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2269040