Tag Archives: open access policy

Harvard’s Individual Open-Access License

Harvard Releases an Individual Open-Access License for Non-Faculty Scholars (24 October 2018)  The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication is pleased to announce the launch of a new open-access license for all Harvard authors of scholarly articles. All Harvard schools have open-access policies granting certain non-exclusive rights to the University. These policies were adopted by faculty votes, and allow […]


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EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure […]


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Gates Open Research announced

A platform for rapid author-led publication and open peer review of research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (23 March 2017) Gates Open Research is a scholarly publishing platform that makes research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation available quickly and in a format supporting research integrity, reproducibility and transparency. Its […]


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PASTEUR4OA Toolkits for Research Performing Organisations and Research Funders to Develop Open Access Policies and Strategies

(5 July 2016) Supported by the European Commission (EC) under its 7th Framework Program, PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) project aims to help Member Nations develop policies to ensure open access to publicly funded research output. As part of the project, a strong advocacy program has been developed.  Over 50 […]


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Open Access policy guidelines and checklists

(16 June 2016) To assist in the development of efficient Open Access policies among research performing organizations and funders, the PASTEUR4OA project has produced Open Access Policy Guidelines for Research Performing Organizations. They provide the context, the process and a model policy (template) that will enable the institutions and funders to develop and implement their […]


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10 years of open access at the Wellcome Trust in 10 numbers

(22 October 2015) In October 2005 the Wellcome Trust became the first research funder to introduce a mandatory Open Access policy – requiring that all research outputs which arise from its funding must be made open access as soon as possible and in any event within six months of publication. To celebrate 10 years of […]


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Researchers offered 95% accuracy on publisher open access policies

(2 July 2015) SHERPA/FACT, the funders and author’s compliance tool, has been found to be more than 95% accurate when checking publisher policies against funder mandates for open access – significantly higher than even experienced repository managers. A study by the SHERPA/FACT advisory group compared the information provided by SHERPA/FACT with a control made up […]


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PASTEUR4OA report on policy effectiveness now online

(7 April 2015)  PASTEUR4OA reports on the policy-effectiveness exercise undertaken by the project in view of providing evidence to assist open access policy development. Basis of this work was the rebuilding of ROARMAP, the open access policy registry, which was carried out by the project.  A new classification scheme was built, allowing to record and […]


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RCUK publishes first independent review of its open access policy

(26 March 2015) Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today published the first independent review of the implementation of the RCUK Policy on Open Access. Chaired by Professor Sir Bob Burgess, former University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor, the review received an excellent response from the research community, with over 85 submissions of written evidence highlighting how the […]


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Introducing open access in Myanmar

(16 March 2015) EIFL – in association with the University of Mandalay, the University of Yangon and Yadanabon University – ran a series of seminars in February on ‘Open access: How to maximise the impact, efficiency and availability of your research’ as part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project. Over 200 participants – Rectors, Pro-Rectors, Heads of […]


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ANU publishes revised Open Access policy and procedures

(28 August 2014)  The revised Open Access policy requires researchers to deposit a copy of most research outputs to the University’s open access research repository, the ANU Digital Collections, within 12 months of publication. More about the new policy is here.


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British Academy report offers new evidence about the impact of Open Access journal publishing

 (17 April 2014)  A new British Academy report offers the first full evidence-based analysis of the impact of UK Open Access policies on the current pattern of humanities and social science journal publishing. The report, Open Access journals in Humanities and Social Science, investigates some of the major issues involved in the UK’s Open Access […]


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University of Waikato approves Open Access Mandate Guidelines

(24 March 2014)  The University of Waikato has become the first university in New Zealand to approve a mandate around open access to academics’ publications. The Open Access Mandate Guidelines were approved this month by the University of Waikato’s Academic Board. Under the guidelines, academic staff can disseminate their research as widely as possible, bringing […]


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University of Wollongong has published its open access policy

(4 March 2014)  The purpose of the policy is support the University of Wollongong’s commitment  to the dissemination and promotion of its research findings as widely as possible. A significant mechanism to do this is through the deposit of publication metadata and final manuscripts into the University’s institutional research repository, in accordance with the objectives […]


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UC Open Access Policy implementation is live

(4 November 2013)  The Academic Senate of the University of California adopted an Open Access Policy on 24 July 2013, ensuring that future scholarly articles authored by faculty at all 10 UC campuses will be made available to the public at no charge. The Open Access Policy Implementation team at the California Digital Library is […]


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