The SV-POW! open-access decision tree

May 11, 2013

As part of the progressive erosion of RCUK’s initially excellent open-access policy, barrier-based publishers somehow got them to accept their “open-access decision tree“, which you can now find on page 7 of the toothless current version of the policy. The purpose of this manoeuvre by the Publishers Association is to lend an air of legitimacy to continuing to deny citizens access to the research they funded for up to 24 months after publication. It’s to the House of Lords’ enduring shame that they swallowed this, when they must know that there is no justification for embargoes of any length.

More recently, as commentary on the Australian Research Council’s open access policy, the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) published its own rather better decision tree.

But it still doesn’t go nearly far enough. So here is the SV-POW! decision tree, which we encourage you to print out and hang on your office door.

open-access-decision-tree

 

 

… and don’t forget, when depositing your peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts in a repository, to specify that they are made available under the CC BY licence, which most benefits the field as a whole.

 

10 Responses to “The SV-POW! open-access decision tree”

  1. Lab Lemming Says:

    Some journals require you to sign away rights as a condition of submitting, before review starts (can’t remember which, but maybe either GCA or JAAS).

  2. Mike Taylor Says:

    That is truly astonishing, and frankly abusive. I hope no-one I know ever submits to such journals.


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  10. […] under a CC-BY license this is perfectly fine).  The new flowchart is copied on this page, but the post is here and this new version was also picked up and blogged in (I think) […]


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