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Subject:

Some discussion points for the UK OA initiative

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Stevan Harnad <[log in to unmask]>

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Stevan Harnad <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 7 May 2012 09:54:38 -0400

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The UK's continuing leadership and initiative in opening access to 
research is wonderful and only to be applauded, supported and 
encouraged.

To help make the initiative focused and effective, I would suggest that 
the following four questions should be given some thought.

If "UK public access to UK publicly funded research" is to be the 
guiding principle, and the two ways of providing it are either the 
Green OA self-archiving of articles published for free in subscription 
journals (GRNOA) or the publishing of articles in Gold OA journals 
for a fee (GLDOA):

1. GLOBALISM. Is the objective really just UK public access to UK 
research? Is the purpose of publishing research not to have it taken 
up, built upon, used and applied in further research and applications 
globally, and reciprocally, to the benefit of the public that funded the 
research? (And aren't UK OA mandates likely to inspire complementary, 
reciprocal OA mandates globally?)

2. RECIPROCITY. Does paying unilaterally for GLDOA for UK 
research -- making UK research freely accessible globally, but 
with the UK still having to pay subscriptions to access non-UK 
research -- make sense?  Is GRNOA, which  does not entail double 
payment, not more likely to  inspire global reciprocity? And would
 global GRNOA not lead to GLDOA thereafter anyway?

3. BOOKS. What about books resulting from UK publicly funded 
research? Would it not be a better idea for the time being to merely 
recommend rather than require that books  be made OA, rather than 
risk resistance from authors who are happy to give away their journal 
articles but not their books?

4. DATA. What about authors who do not wish to make their research 
data freely accessible to all immediately, having gathered it for the 
purpose of analyzing and data-mining it themselves? Would it not be 
a better idea for the time being to merely recommend rather than 
require that data be made OA as soon as possible, rather than risk 
resistance from authors who are happy to give away their journal articles 
but not their data?

Stevan Harnad

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