Notes from Author Publishing Mandates for Researchers

Notes from Deposit Mandate Meeting

Overview and schedule for the days talks

My bookmarked links from the day: http://delicious.com/dfflanders/rsp

Funders Mandates by Robert Kilney from the Wellcome Trust

  • 48 funders now have a OA policy (“mandate”) to deposit published content, including: UKMPC, HIM HNMI, etc… 10:05:25
  • Wellcome wants publishers to offer service to author to auto publish XML paper with CC license (publishers are mostly keen) 10:07:07
  • authors don’t want to deposit themselves, they expect publisher to deal with it, though this costs Wellcome up to 2% of their budget 10:09:07
  • author self publishing could result in an additional £80million of funding that could go into research 10:14:02
  • chriskeene: will be publishing my notes from mandates event later noticing a few familiar faces here (little wave at @dfflanders)10:14:38
  • workflow for publishers (email to author) has resulted in a significant “box ticking” of OA route 10:17:08
  • many publishers still do not have an OA policy and have not adopted an OA option workflow for authors 10:21:31
  • nice = blog post of presentation up as last slide of presentation #wellcome http://bit.ly/X6Vcm 10:25:07
  • Q: how Wellcome will also provide policy on research data that goes up alongside publication, A: 2 policies that need to be connected 10:28:01
  • Wellcome supplements grant with OA publishing fee (is not included in Grant budget) so money has to be spent on OA 10:30:18
  • OA money is not given to publisher but paid to author so they are aware of the costs they are spending on OA 10:31:52
  • research councils perspective up next 10:33:04

Research Councils UK by Astrid Wissenburg, ESRC

  • chriskeene: will be adding to the same blog post throughout the day http://sn.im/j0677 ‘pinch of salt’ sorryfor spelling. 10:38:59
  • Research Councils have very different cultures in how hand’s on they are with their funding and mandates http://tinyurl.com/kq8t5s 10:40:46
  • RT: Why Research Councils are interested in OA (aka repositories) = 1 speed of dissimination, 2 priciple of “free” for end user… 10:43:37
  • jury is still out on if OA increases citation rates, but RC’s could respond more if evidence for this. 10:44:55
  • still no decision on if Research Councils are subject to FOI request for publically funded research 10:45:58
  • Institutions could add OA publishing costs to fEC <–what systems do Grants departments monitor this by, CRM? 10:47:10
  • RAE funding has clear business case for why institution should be actively maintaining OA publishing workflows 10:49:31
  • STFC required OA for projects Oct 2006, should see affect five years anon, so still waiting to see response. 10:53:06
  • 3/4 of researchers still not aware there is a mandate, senior researchers aware, new researchers not (despite willingness 4 new models) 10:57:09
  • embargo periods are difficult to mandate or monitor, need institutions to have internal (fEC) workflows to assure 10:58:51
  • RCUK position on OA here http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/access/default.htm 11:23:35
  • chriskeene: nice coffee on a sunny balcony, now in next session at 12:07:55
  • embargos are the “problem space” that need to be explored <–could OAI-ORE have a real use case for embargo parts of papers? 12:15:32
  • UKPubMed using Whatizit text mining pipe via iHop to enhance search 12:15:49
  • jimdowning: @dfflanders You weren’t in the ICE-TheOREM presentation then? Yes. It can. 12:19:17
  • Oppenheim up next on Houghton Report 12:20:30

Economic Implications for Alternative Schoarly Publishing Models by Charles Oppenheim from Loughborough University

  • Oppenheim insisting that at start of report he was open to publishers as offering a good deal to scholarly communication 12:21:05
  • Houghton report here: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/01/houghton.aspx 12:22:47
  • @jimdowning sorry should have cited you! Yes ICE-Theorm was first to show pragmatics of ORE, re embargo of sections in papers 12:25:49
  • ~100million in cost savings if we embraced open access publishing of publically funded research content 12:26:18
  • 2,300 activities were identified in publish process model for Houghton report so as to provide estimate of cost 12:29:25
  • used a solow-swam model (Nobel Prized model) for economic costing (publishers contested though no alternative model suggestions) 12:32:04
  • Houghton looking to extend this model to all countries (UK and Australia thus far) 12:33:49
  • Houghton Report recommendation is that OA cost saving would equal greater funding for research (bottomLine) 12:34:53
  • Houghton report data is available OA so anyone can update data so model will churn out alternative findings 12:37:58
  • moving forward: publishers in conversation with JISC to fund further study to have more accurate figures to put into model 12:39:34
  • Loughborough response to report was to mandate OA starting Oct 2009, will be enforced via Personal Research Plan meeting with author. 12:50:11
  • chriskeene: have updated blog post http://sn.im/j0677 12:52:49

Lunch happened somewhere around here, and Chris Keen gave an audio summary of the morning.

  • aclobridge: RT @dfflanders ~100million in cost savings if we embraced open access publishing of publically funded research content 15:19:47

Institutional Policies and Processes for Mandate Compliance by Bill Hubbard from SHERPA

  • mandates as a way of harmonising view (not as god’s commandment from on high) 15:20:52
  • liking hubbard’s movement around room, shows his passion for what we can achieve. 15:25:27
  • pointing out the multiple decisions authors could make in deciding how to publish OA, need to “mandate” common workflow decision easier 15:28:44
  • “compliance…big it up” <- there are repository groups in every Russell and 1994 group who are there to support mandate 15:37:32
  • RSP will look to compile a list of ppl in each HEIs so funders can go to them to find out who to contact that will follow up mandate compliance 15:50:54
  • publishers need to see repo managers as friends as they police copyright

Notes from Deposit Mandate Meeting

Overview and schedule for the days talks

Funders Mandates by Robert Kilney from the Wellcome Trust

  • 48 funders now have a OA policy (“mandate”) to deposit published content, including: UKMPC, HIM HNMI, etc… 10:05:25
  • Wellcome wants publishers to offer service to author to auto publish XML paper with CC license (publishers are mostly keen) 10:07:07
  • authors don’t want to deposit themselves, they expect publisher to deal with it, though this costs Wellcome up to 2% of their budget 10:09:07
  • author self publishing could result in an additional £80million of funding that could go into research 10:14:02
  • chriskeene: will be publishing my notes from mandates event later noticing a few familiar faces here (little wave at @dfflanders)10:14:38
  • workflow for publishers (email to author) has resulted in a significant “box ticking” of OA route 10:17:08
  • many publishers still do not have an OA policy and have not adopted an OA option workflow for authors 10:21:31
  • nice = blog post of presentation up as last slide of presentation #wellcome http://bit.ly/X6Vcm 10:25:07
  • Q: how Wellcome will also provide policy on research data that goes up alongside publication, A: 2 policies that need to be connected 10:28:01
  • Wellcome supplements grant with OA publishing fee (is not included in Grant budget) so money has to be spent on OA 10:30:18
  • OA money is not given to publisher but paid to author so they are aware of the costs they are spending on OA 10:31:52
  • research councils perspective up next 10:33:04

Research Councils UK by Astrid Wissenburg, ESRC

  • chriskeene: will be adding to the same blog post throughout the day http://sn.im/j0677 ‘pinch of salt’ sorryfor spelling. 10:38:59
  • Research Councils have very different cultures in how hand’s on they are with their funding and mandates http://tinyurl.com/kq8t5s 10:40:46
  • RT: Why Research Councils are interested in OA (aka repositories) = 1 speed of dissimination, 2 priciple of “free” for end user… 10:43:37
  • jury is still out on if OA increases citation rates, but RC’s could respond more if evidence for this. 10:44:55
  • still no decision on if Research Councils are subject to FOI request for publically funded research 10:45:58
  • Institutions could add OA publishing costs to fEC <–what systems do Grants departments monitor this by, CRM? 10:47:10
  • RAE funding has clear business case for why institution should be actively maintaining OA publishing workflows 10:49:31
  • STFC required OA for projects Oct 2006, should see affect five years anon, so still waiting to see response. 10:53:06
  • 3/4 of researchers still not aware there is a mandate, senior researchers aware, new researchers not (despite willingness 4 new models) 10:57:09
  • embargo periods are difficult to mandate or monitor, need institutions to have internal (fEC) workflows to assure 10:58:51
  • RCUK position on OA here http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/access/default.htm 11:23:35
  • chriskeene: nice coffee on a sunny balcony, now in next session at 12:07:55
  • embargos are the “problem space” that need to be explored <–could OAI-ORE have a real use case for embargo parts of papers? 12:15:32
  • UKPubMed using Whatizit text mining pipe via iHop to enhance search 12:15:49
  • jimdowning: @dfflanders You weren’t in the ICE-TheOREM presentation then? Yes. It can. 12:19:17
  • Oppenheim up next on Houghton Report 12:20:30

Economic Implications for Alternative Schoarly Publishing Models by Charles Oppenheim from Loughborough University

  • Oppenheim insisting that at start of report he was open to publishers as offering a good deal to scholarly communication 12:21:05
  • Houghton report here: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/01/houghton.aspx 12:22:47
  • @jimdowning sorry should have cited you! Yes ICE-Theorm was first to show pragmatics of ORE, re embargo of sections in papers 12:25:49
  • ~100million in cost savings if we embraced open access publishing of publically funded research content 12:26:18
  • 2,300 activities were identified in publish process model for Houghton report so as to provide estimate of cost 12:29:25
  • used a solow-swam model (Nobel Prized model) for economic costing (publishers contested though no alternative model suggestions) 12:32:04
  • Houghton looking to extend this model to all countries (UK and Australia thus far) 12:33:49
  • Houghton Report recommendation is that OA cost saving would equal greater funding for research (bottomLine) 12:34:53
  • Houghton report data is available OA so anyone can update data so model will churn out alternative findings 12:37:58
  • moving forward: publishers in conversation with JISC to fund further study to have more accurate figures to put into model 12:39:34
  • Loughborough response to report was to mandate OA starting Oct 2009, will be enforced via Personal Research Plan meeting with author. 12:50:11
  • chriskeene: have updated blog post http://sn.im/j0677 12:52:49

Lunch happened somewhere around here, and Chris Keen gave an audio summary of the morning.

  • aclobridge: RT @dfflanders ~100million in cost savings if we embraced open access publishing of publically funded research content 15:19:47

Institutional Policies and Processes for Mandate Compliance by Bill Hubbard from SHERPA

  • mandates as a way of harmonising view (not as god’s commandment from on high) 15:20:52
  • liking hubbard’s movement around room, shows his passion for what we can achieve. 15:25:27
  • pointing out the multiple decisions authors could make in deciding how to publish OA, need to “mandate” common workflow decision easier 15:28:44
  • “compliance…big it up” <- there are repository groups in every Russell and 1994 group who are there to support mandate 15:37:32
  • RSP will look to compile a list of ppl in each HEIs so funders can go to them to find out who to contact that will follow up mandate compliance 15:50:54
  • publishers need to see repo managers as friends as they police copyright

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