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Open Access Publishing issues

Journal Publishing, Open Access publishing, Scholarly Communication and Archiving

See also Open Data and Research Data Management

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Major Research Funders - Policies and position statements:

Publishers' Initiatives and Policies:

Some Chemistry Open Access Journals

Other UK Initiatives:

European Initiatives:

International Initiatives and Resources:

  • ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies) shows which departments, institutions and research funders worldwide have mandatory archiving policies.
  • OpenDOAR - worldwide Directory of Open Access Repositories
  • SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Produces a monthly Open Access Newsletter offering news and analysis of the open access movement. See also Sparc Europe Resources.
  • OASIS (Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook) - a 'one stop shop' for all Open Access matters; aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it.
  • Open Access Directory (OAD) - a compendium of simple factual sheets about open access

Long-term Archiving:

  • UK Research Reserve - a secure solution to storing and preserving lower use print research journals. A collaborative national research collection holds print copies of important research journals, and is managed and stored through a partnership between the British Library and Higher Education. At least 3 copies of journals that fall into a 'low use' category are maintained within the UK. This strategy enables academic libraries to resolve storage challenges whilst guaranteeing long term access via British Library Document Supply services and reading rooms.
  • Portico: a not-for-profit electronic archiving service which assures long-term preservation and ongoing access to electronic content. Participating publishers (incl. ACS, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer and Taylor & Francis) entrust Portico to provide a permanent archive of their journal content, thus enabling libraries to migrate more quickly to electronic resources without risking future accessibility.
  • CLOCKSS: a joint venture between the world’s leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community. CLOCKSS was created in response to the growing concern thatdigital content purchased by libraries may not always be available, due to discontinuation of an electronic journal or because of a catastrophic event. Participating publishers include Nature, RSC, Wiley and AIP.
  • The Keepers Registry: an e-journals preservation registry service providing freely available means to discover which e-journals are being preserved by the leading archival organisations, highlighting those e-journals for which no arrangement is on record.

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