[Air-L] Fwd: [JoCI] FW: [bytesforall_readers] Finch Committee reported accepted by UK Government

gene loeb geneloeb at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 08:53:19 PDT 2012


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Gene

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UK to Provide Open Access to Government-Funded Research****

JULY 16, 2012 BY MIKE PALMEDO <http://infojustice.org/archives/author/admin>
 1 COMMENT <http://infojustice.org/archives/26604#comments>****

<http://infojustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/UK-flag.jpg>The British
government has announced that it will make government-funded research
freely available beginning next year. The Research Council’s UK
announcement states that the new policy “will apply to all qualifying
publications being submitted for publication from 1 April 2013″ and it
“mandates use of the Creative Commons ‘Attribution’ license (CC-BY), when
an Article Processing Charge (APC) is levied. The CC-BY licence allows
others to modify, build upon and/or distribute the licensed work (including
for commercial purposes) as long as the original author is credited.”****

The new policy is in line with recommendations made in a recent report by
Janet Finch, “Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand
access to research publications.”****

In a statement, Science MinisterDavid Willets said that “Removing paywalls
that surround taxpayer funded research will have real economic and social
benefits. It will allow academics and businesses to develop and
commercialise their research more easily and herald a new era of academic
discovery. This development will provide exciting new opportunities and
keep the UK at the forefront of global research to drive innovation and
growth.”****

Sources:****

   - Statement by Research Councils UK. “RCUK announces new Open Access
   policy.” <http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2012news/Pages/120716.aspx>***
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   - Science Minister David Willet’s letter to Dame Janet Finch on the
   Government Response to the Finch Group Report: “Accessibility,
   sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research
publications.”<https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/science/docs/l/12-975-letter-government-response-to-finch-report-research-publications.pdf>
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   - Dame Janet Finch. Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to
   expand access to research publications. (“The Finch
Report”).<http://www.researchinfonet.org/publish/finch/>
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   - Ian Sample for the Guardian. “Free Access to British Scientific
   Research Within Two
Years.”<http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research>
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   - Alan Wexelblat for the Copyfight blog. “UK Upends Research Publication
   Model.”<http://copyfight.corante.com/archives/2012/07/16/uk_upends_research_publication_model_default_to_free_from_2014.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Copyfight+%28Copyfight%29>
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