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  • Funders policy on Open Access
    on funder policies there is a list of all known Open Access policies here This database is kept up to date by the EPrints service in the University of Southampton UK Elements of a funder Open Access policy Policies will state the funder s position and requirements on the following things What should be self archived Funders usually specify that the completed final version of the manuscript once the peer review process has taken place and the author has made all the corrections and revisions should be deposited in an Open Access repository This ensures that users are able to access the final form of the article though it will not have the layout and mark up provided by the publisher Nonetheless for would be users who do not have access to the article through a journal subscription the author s final version is perfectly adequate Indeed from the perspective of research progress the author s final manuscript is far better than the published paper This is because the publisher generally provides the author with a PDF file of the article and this format is extremely difficult to re use New technologies for mining texts for meaning and facts so called semantic computer technologies work much better on articles in native file formats such as Word Research funders are eager that research findings are used as effectively as possible and so some are now including provision in their Open Access policies to make sure that self archived articles are in a file format that enables re use through these technological means Where authors should self archive their articles Funders may specify a particular repository for the articles as the Wellcome Trust and the NIH do In these cases they specify that authors must deposit their articles in PubMed Central or

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=564%3Afunders-policy-on-open-access&catid=78%3Aarticles&Itemid=412 (2016-02-01)
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  • Policies on Open Access from institutions and funders
    grants from the public purse there is an obligation to do what they can to maximise the value that will eventually accrue to the taxpayer from the work In the case of charities supporting research into particular issues they wish to ensure that their funding is used as effectively as possible to resolve those issues It has long been known that only mandatory policies are truly effective in gathering the body of Open Access research that is wanted A mandatory policy not only makes clear to researchers what is required and why but also serves to raise awareness about Open Access and the reasons why it is desirable Compliance rates with mandatory policies are much much higher than policies that simply advise authors about the issues and encourage them to make their work Open Access This is why new Open Access policies are almost all mandatory As a result the proportion of the world s research outputs that is freely available to all is growing The pages on institutional policies and funder policies describe in more detail the sort of requirements that are made of authors and give more detail on different types of policy Interestingly over recent times beginning

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=563%3Apolicies-on-open-access-from-institutions-and-funders&catid=78%3Aarticles&Itemid=412 (2016-02-01)
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  • Funders policy on Open Access
    funder s position and requirements on the following things What should be self archived Funders usually specify that the completed final version of the manuscript once the peer review process has taken place and the author has made all the corrections and revisions should be deposited in an Open Access repository This ensures that users are able to access the final form of the article though it will not have the layout and mark up provided by the publisher Nonetheless for would be users who do not have access to the article through a journal subscription the author s final version is perfectly adequate Indeed from the perspective of research progress the author s final manuscript is far better than the published paper This is because the publisher generally provides the author with a PDF file of the article and this format is extremely difficult to re use New technologies for mining texts for meaning and facts so called semantic computer technologies work much better on articles in native file formats such as Word Research funders are eager that research findings are used as effectively as possible and so some are now including provision in their Open Access policies to make sure that self archived articles are in a file format that enables re use through these technological means Where authors should self archive their articles Funders may specify a particular repository for the articles as the Wellcome Trust and the NIH do In these cases they specify that authors must deposit their articles in PubMed Central or UK PubMed Central the UK service Some funders have repositories of their own Others in fact most stipulate that authors must self archive their articles into an Open Access repository but do not specify which This allows the author to choose and

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=564%3Afunders-policy-on-open-access&catid=78%3Aarticles&Itemid=309 (2016-02-01)
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  • Policies on Open Access from institutions and funders
    the case of national or regional funders awarding reserch grants from the public purse there is an obligation to do what they can to maximise the value that will eventually accrue to the taxpayer from the work In the case of charities supporting research into particular issues they wish to ensure that their funding is used as effectively as possible to resolve those issues It has long been known that only mandatory policies are truly effective in gathering the body of Open Access research that is wanted A mandatory policy not only makes clear to researchers what is required and why but also serves to raise awareness about Open Access and the reasons why it is desirable Compliance rates with mandatory policies are much much higher than policies that simply advise authors about the issues and encourage them to make their work Open Access This is why new Open Access policies are almost all mandatory As a result the proportion of the world s research outputs that is freely available to all is growing The pages on institutional policies and funder policies describe in more detail the sort of requirements that are made of authors and give more detail on different types of policy Interestingly over recent times beginning with Harvard s Faculty of Arts Sciences early in 2008 individual faculties schools and departments in universities have been voting in their own mandatory Open Access policies many unanimously The list of existing Open Access policies can be found here along with policy details in most cases Authors are sometimes surprised at such moves considering that being obliged to make their work Open Access is somehow in contradiction to the cherished principle academic freedom This article by Professor Stuart Shieber of Harvard University discusses the issues See also Institutional policies on

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=563%3Apolicies-on-open-access-from-institutions-and-funders&catid=78%3Aarticles&Itemid=309 (2016-02-01)
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  • Funders policy on Open Access
    will state the funder s position and requirements on the following things What should be self archived Funders usually specify that the completed final version of the manuscript once the peer review process has taken place and the author has made all the corrections and revisions should be deposited in an Open Access repository This ensures that users are able to access the final form of the article though it will not have the layout and mark up provided by the publisher Nonetheless for would be users who do not have access to the article through a journal subscription the author s final version is perfectly adequate Indeed from the perspective of research progress the author s final manuscript is far better than the published paper This is because the publisher generally provides the author with a PDF file of the article and this format is extremely difficult to re use New technologies for mining texts for meaning and facts so called semantic computer technologies work much better on articles in native file formats such as Word Research funders are eager that research findings are used as effectively as possible and so some are now including provision in their Open Access policies to make sure that self archived articles are in a file format that enables re use through these technological means Where authors should self archive their articles Funders may specify a particular repository for the articles as the Wellcome Trust and the NIH do In these cases they specify that authors must deposit their articles in PubMed Central or UK PubMed Central the UK service Some funders have repositories of their own Others in fact most stipulate that authors must self archive their articles into an Open Access repository but do not specify which This allows the author

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=564%3Afunders-policy-on-open-access&catid=78%3Aarticles&Itemid=313 (2016-02-01)
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  • Policies on Open Access from institutions and funders
    their investment In the case of national or regional funders awarding reserch grants from the public purse there is an obligation to do what they can to maximise the value that will eventually accrue to the taxpayer from the work In the case of charities supporting research into particular issues they wish to ensure that their funding is used as effectively as possible to resolve those issues It has long been known that only mandatory policies are truly effective in gathering the body of Open Access research that is wanted A mandatory policy not only makes clear to researchers what is required and why but also serves to raise awareness about Open Access and the reasons why it is desirable Compliance rates with mandatory policies are much much higher than policies that simply advise authors about the issues and encourage them to make their work Open Access This is why new Open Access policies are almost all mandatory As a result the proportion of the world s research outputs that is freely available to all is growing The pages on institutional policies and funder policies describe in more detail the sort of requirements that are made of authors and give more detail on different types of policy Interestingly over recent times beginning with Harvard s Faculty of Arts Sciences early in 2008 individual faculties schools and departments in universities have been voting in their own mandatory Open Access policies many unanimously The list of existing Open Access policies can be found here along with policy details in most cases Authors are sometimes surprised at such moves considering that being obliged to make their work Open Access is somehow in contradiction to the cherished principle academic freedom This article by Professor Stuart Shieber of Harvard University discusses the issues See also

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=563%3Apolicies-on-open-access-from-institutions-and-funders&catid=78%3Aarticles&Itemid=313 (2016-02-01)
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  • Open Access Publishing Fees: case studies
    article A list of the fees for all BioMed Central journals is available on their website If the submitting author s organisation is a BioMed Central member the cost of the article processing charge is covered by the membership and no further charge is payable In the case of authors whose institutions are supporter members of BioMed Central a discounted article processing charge is payable by the author Submitters can review a list of membership institutions There are no fees for submitting articles only for articles that have been accepted for publication For those who cannot pay fees individual waiver requests are considered on a case by case basis and may be granted Authors must apply for a waiver during the submission process and a decision on the waiver will normally be made within two working days Following peer review once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle the article processing charge becomes payable and copy editing of the manuscript will begin The submitter of the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging payment of the fee Once payment has been received the article will be published Some funding agencies and institutions have set up special funds for use by authors to pay article processing fees BioMed Central maintains a list of these on the website Springer Open Choice Springer is a subscription based publisher that offers an Open Access option for authors through an article processing fee The fee for making an article Open Access is 3000 US regardless of which journal it is This fee does not include any surcharges that also may also apply Upon acceptance for publication authors can sign up for Open Access via the online Springer Open Choice order form The order must be placed and the fee paid prior to publication Springer

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?view=article&catid=79%3Aarticles&id=264%3Aopen-access-publishing-fees-case-studies&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=256 (2016-02-01)
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  • Funders policy on Open Access
    policy Policies will state the funder s position and requirements on the following things What should be self archived Funders usually specify that the completed final version of the manuscript once the peer review process has taken place and the author has made all the corrections and revisions should be deposited in an Open Access repository This ensures that users are able to access the final form of the article though it will not have the layout and mark up provided by the publisher Nonetheless for would be users who do not have access to the article through a journal subscription the author s final version is perfectly adequate Indeed from the perspective of research progress the author s final manuscript is far better than the published paper This is because the publisher generally provides the author with a PDF file of the article and this format is extremely difficult to re use New technologies for mining texts for meaning and facts so called semantic computer technologies work much better on articles in native file formats such as Word Research funders are eager that research findings are used as effectively as possible and so some are now including provision in their Open Access policies to make sure that self archived articles are in a file format that enables re use through these technological means Where authors should self archive their articles Funders may specify a particular repository for the articles as the Wellcome Trust and the NIH do In these cases they specify that authors must deposit their articles in PubMed Central or UK PubMed Central the UK service Some funders have repositories of their own Others in fact most stipulate that authors must self archive their articles into an Open Access repository but do not specify which This allows

    Original URL path: http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=564%3Afunders-policy-on-open-access&catid=78%3Aarticles&Itemid=394 (2016-02-01)
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