The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Critique of RCUK's Response to BIS Recommendations on UK Open Access Policy

Critique of RCUK's Response to BIS Recommendations on UK Open Access Policy
Critique of RCUK's Response to BIS Recommendations on UK Open Access Policy
RCUK has agreed that in order to comply with the RCUK Open Access (OA) Mandate, fundees are free to choose either to publish in any journal at all, and self-archive the final refereed draft (Green OA), or to publish in an OA journal (Gold OA), although RCUK prefers Gold. With the help of the HEFCE addendum that all articles must be deposited in the author's institutional repository immediately upon acceptance for publication in order to be eligible for REF2020, irrespective of whether the author chooses Green or Gold, or whether OA is immediate or embargoed, RCUK follows the spirit if not the letter of the BIS recommendations. The HEFCE requirement recruits institutions to monitor and ensure timely compliance with the both the RCUK and the HEFCE mandate, and the institutional repository provides the automated request-a-copy Button to tide over research user needs during any embargo.
open access, RCUK, HEFCE, BIS, REF
Harnad, Stevan
442ee520-71a1-4283-8e01-106693487d8b
Harnad, Stevan (2013) Critique of RCUK's Response to BIS Recommendations on UK Open Access Policy Open Access Archivangelism, Winter Issue

Harnad, Stevan (2013) Critique of RCUK's Response to BIS Recommendations on UK Open Access Policy Open Access Archivangelism, Winter Issue

Record type: Article

Abstract

RCUK has agreed that in order to comply with the RCUK Open Access (OA) Mandate, fundees are free to choose either to publish in any journal at all, and self-archive the final refereed draft (Green OA), or to publish in an OA journal (Gold OA), although RCUK prefers Gold. With the help of the HEFCE addendum that all articles must be deposited in the author's institutional repository immediately upon acceptance for publication in order to be eligible for REF2020, irrespective of whether the author chooses Green or Gold, or whether OA is immediate or embargoed, RCUK follows the spirit if not the letter of the BIS recommendations. The HEFCE requirement recruits institutions to monitor and ensure timely compliance with the both the RCUK and the HEFCE mandate, and the institutional repository provides the automated request-a-copy Button to tide over research user needs during any embargo.

HTML BISRCUK.html - Accepted Manuscript
Available under License Other.
Download (35kB)
PDF BISRCUK.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Available under License Other.
Download (90kB)

More information

Published date: 25 November 2013
Keywords: open access, RCUK, HEFCE, BIS, REF
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 360188
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360188
PURE UUID: 6245a69f-7114-4fea-b50e-27378b6283c8

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 28 Nov 2013 01:31
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:14

Export record

Contributors

Author: Stevan Harnad

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×