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Stevan Harnad's Blog – October 2012 Archive (7)

The OA Interviews: Ian Gibson, former Chairman of the UK House of Commons Science & Technology Committee

Brilliant and revealing interview by Richard Poynder of Ian Gibson about the epochal 2004 UK Green OA Mandate Recommendation:

Added by Stevan Harnad on October 29, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

Testing the Finch Hypothesis on Green OA Mandate Effectiveness

We have now tested the Finch Committee's Hypothesis that Green Open Access Mandates are ineffective in generating deposits in institutional repositories. With data from ROARMAP on institutional Green OA mandates and data from ROAR on institutional repositories, we show that deposit number and rate is significantly correlated with mandate strength (classified as…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 26, 2012 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Please Register OA Mandates in ROARMAP

OA Week has already generated several important OA mandates and mandate recommendations (from Hungary, Japan, Brazil, Science Europe, Ireland).

If your institution, funder or nation has adopted or proposed an Open Access Mandate, please register it in ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Mandatory Archiving Policies):

This will inform the world about OA progress and…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 25, 2012 at 7:42am — No Comments

ROARMAP: Science Europe Green Open Access Mandate Recommendation

"Funders should adopt a clear statement in favour of open access, provide a mechanism for funding gold open access and employ clear and binding mandates for green open access. They should encourage and work towards enabling gold open access publication and at the same time…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 25, 2012 at 7:34am — No Comments

ROARMAP: Japan Ministry of Culture and Science Recommends OA Policy

The establishment of open access [is] promoted in the Fourth Science and Technology Basic Plan. Funding agencies should require researchers to report to them the method of access to the results of the funded research, including its open access availability, to control the relationship between funding and its consequences. The research results report form of Grants for…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 25, 2012 at 7:27am — No Comments

Irish National Green OA Mandate (Multi-Institutional)


Irish National Green OA Mandate

Peer reviewed journal articles and other research outputs resulting in whole or in part from publicly-funded research should be deposited in an Open Access repository and made publicly discoverable, accessible and re-usable as soon as possible and on an on-going basis... Researchers are…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 24, 2012 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Green OA Mandate and European Science Foundation Green OA Mandate Recommendation

Hungarian Academy of Sciences:

"The researchers and employees of the [HAS] - including researchers of the subsidized research units and Momentum research groups - should make their scientific publications Open Access. Open Access could be achieved by i.) self-archiving in institutional or discipline-based repositories, ii.) publishing them in Open Access journals or in hybrid journals offering paid…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 24, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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