Questions tagged [open-access]

On the open-access publishing model, in which journal articles or other academic works are made available to readers free of charge.

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Update frequency of BASE open-access repository?

How often does the BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) recrawl the considered open-access repositories?
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How do I register a paper URL into doai.io or oadoi.org?

oaDOI.org and doai.io are services that give open-access links based on DOI. How can I register a paper into doai.io or oadoi.org?
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Using grants to make donations to institutions for using their resources/products?

In my academic area I constantly use free software/products such as Linux, Python, SageMath, Octave, Wikipedia, etc. I know that one can include software costs such as Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, ...
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Will I have to pay VAT or other taxes when paying an article processing charge from India?

Recently my manuscript has been accepted in Nature Scientific Reports, an open access journal. They charge £1,110 to the UK and other countries. Will additional tax be added when transferring the ...
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Tracking dissemination of open access publications

I recently published a paper in an open access journal, allowing me to archive the post-print in other platforms, e.g. in my university's repository, or on ResearchGate. I wonder however whether I ...
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Publishing in multidisciplinary open access journals in computer sciences [closed]

My this question is specific to Computer Science discipline(or, Engineering discipline can also be included). What about publishing articles, from computer science domain, in multidisciplinary open ...
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How future-proof is the arXiv license?

The arXiv license is the "default" license under which most preprints are being submitted to the arXiv at least in my subject. Out of dark curiosity, I am wondering how safe it is at doing what it is ...
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Is it crazy for a PhD student to pay open access fees out of pocket?

I was preparing to submit a manuscript to a journal when I made a fatal realization: the journal publishes everything as open access and the author(s)/institution/funding agency must cover the cost ($...
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What counts as a “prior version” in Springer's self-archiving policy?

Springer's self-archiving policy ( https://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/authors-rights/self-archiving-policy/2124 ) says: By signing the Copyright Transfer Statement you still retain ...
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Awaiting Associate Editor decision MEAN? [duplicate]

I had submitted a paper in a reputed journal in more than 2 months back. Upto one month the status was " manuscript is assigned to the editor" Now, the status of the paper is showing "Awaiting ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for reports and preprints to be published in Elsevier?

First, imagine the following scenario: A "report" is first archived in arXiv as version one (v1). From that report, a "preprint" manuscript (with the same title as the report, but probably shorter ...
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Do publishers care if a book manuscript was freely posted online before submission to the publisher?

Do publishers care if a book manuscript was freely posted online (e.g., made open-access with a CC license) before submission to the publisher?
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Should I review differently when the review itself will be public?

Some journals, such as many of the EGU Copernicus publications, publish the initial manuscript and the (anonymous) peer reviews and author replies along with the full manuscript. When reviewing for ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in Elsevier?

I would like to know what license needs to be chosen in arXiv for a paper that is to be sent to an Elsevier journal. I have read the terms of both arXiv and Elsevier attentively, but I'm still in ...
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Are open access papers read by a larger readership than paywalled papers?

One of the potential upsides of open access papers is that they can be accessed by anyone for free, including people who don't live or work in a university. As a result, one might think that non-"...
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Aren't YouTube captions good enough not to violate the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990?

I read on Berkeley will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order (mirror) (published on 2017-03-06) The ...
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Does any scholarship require the benefiting student to make open access any research paper they wrote during the scholarship period?

An increasing number of funding agencies require recipients to make all research papers it funded open access. Does any scholarship require the benefiting student to make open access any research ...
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Use and costs of Creative Commons licenses in scholarly publishing

How often is which Creative Commons license used in scholarly publishing and are there differences between their use in gold (fully) open acces (OA) and hybrid articles? I am looking for a table like ...
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Why and how commonly are scientists concerned about open peer review?

Some years ago I published an article in a Copernicus Open Access Journal. They have a peer review process called Interactive Public Peer Review, i.e. the pre-print and the reviews are open access. ...
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Publication fee for reply to comment?

I have recently published an article in a "renowned" open access journal which cost us 2000 USD. I say 'renowned' - not to brag, but to highlight that the journal is not the kind of new age OA journal ...
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What can a non-researcher/academic do to promote open access?

When presenting the academic publishing system to people who don't have a job related to academia or research, they sometimes ask me what they can do to promote open access. What can a non-researcher/...
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Is a 12-month open access mandate compatible with a 12-month embargo period?

The conditions of my research grant say that I must ensure open access to the peer reviewed publications describing project results by making them available in a repository "within twelve months of ...
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How often do funding agencies require funded authors to publish their work in open access venues?

Some funding agencies such as the Gates Foundation require funded authors to publish their work in open access venues. Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify the percentage of ...
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How often are authors not allowed to send their paper by email upon request?

Emailing the authors of a paper is a common way to obtain access to the paper when it is behind paywalls. However, publishing contracts may forbid authors to send their paper by email. Is there any ...
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How often do authors send their paper by email upon request?

Emailing the authors of a paper is a common way to obtain access to the paper when it is behind paywalls. Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify how often authors send their paper ...
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Can I use figures from my article on my website after it is accepted but before being published, if I publish open access and retain the copyright?

I have a paper that was just accepted (but not yet published) in an open access journal. I am also upgrading my website right now, and I would like to know if I am allowed to post pictures which are ...
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Making technical reports available

I'm in the field of engineering, electrical engineering specifically. I find myself with several technical reports and notes I've written over the years, and some colleagues have asked me for these. I ...
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Do I need to contact the author before using data available in supplementary material or open data linked to article?

More and more journals require authors to make their data available, as an increasing trend to open science and reproducibility. If I want to use some data openly accessible that is linked to a ...
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Does a ResearchGate profile count as a “personal website” for green OA purposes?

According to SHERPA/RoMEO, many journals permit post-review preprints to be uploaded immediately to an author's "personal website", but apply an embargo period to "open access repositories" (example). ...
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Copyright for abstract

My research paper was published as a conference document. I signed the copyright. In accordance with it the publisher is a copyright owner. Now, I found that my abstracts is written (literally) on ...
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Sharing research results in platforms that may soon disappear [closed]

The recent open science/source/access movement has put pressure in publishing not only in open access journals, but also in sharing raw data/figures/etc. That being said, given the volatility of our ...
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Should I update my arXiv submission after it's been reviewed and published OA in a Springer journal?

I recently had a paper accepted in a Springer journal, which allows "Open Choice", meaning that the article can be made Open Access. My institution covers the charges, so I agreed to do it and now it'...
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How much would it cost to remove pay-walls?

Is there any research/study/survey/... that tried to estimate how much it would cost to remove paper pay-walls so that all existing research papers are made publicly available free of charge? E.g. ...
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What open indexing services compete with Web of Science [closed]

As far as I know, the only indexing services which track citation across journals and data repositories are accessed for a fee. Are there any free-to-use databases of article or data citation indices ...
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Reusing material from paper on website

I have been working extensively on a project for which I have written a couple of papers which still haven't been submitted for publication. I am also preparing a website where I want these materials ...
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Percentage of total scholarly literature available in open access repositories by year of publication broken down by discipline

I am looking for the percentage of total scholarly literature available in open access repositories by year of publication broken down by discipline. I am aware of the following figure, however it is ...
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Sharing a green Open Access manuscript

I am considering trying to publish in an established Elsevier journal. I like the idea of having free available science. As there is no fundings in my project for golden open Access, I researched a ...
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Publishing a tech report or other non-peer reviewed paper as an independent researcher

I have got a paper in the queue which I would like to publish outside the realm of peer reviewed journals. The main reasons: Money. I'm currently not affiliated to any academic institution which ...
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Why do journals require authors to provide funding information?

Recently I have communicated a manuscript to Springer journal. In editorial system I was required to furnish funding information. If the funding information is available then does that mean that I ...
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Is it legal to upload preprint on ResearchGate?

I have few papers already published in certain journals which cannot be uploaded on ResearchGate due to copyright issues, now is it legal to upload my own version of the paper formatted in LaTeX or in ...
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Correctly licensing someone else's photo for publication in open-access journal

When articles are accepted by open-access journals such as PLoS journals, the editors sometimes ask for a 'striking image' to attract attention to the paper on the contents page (see examples here; ...
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How to encourage self-archiving of preprints in science?

As the background, I am a graduate student in high energy physics, mainly theoretical physics. Recently, I have sen that there are a few scholars who don't put the preprint versions of the paper in ...
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May authors opt-out of the proceedings of a conference?

Many conferences in my field (theoretical CS) are organised as follows. They are run by academics, as an endowement, scientific association, or some other not-for-profit organization. Each year, ...
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What is the legal status of an open access academic publication?

I'm interested in the legal status of a published academic open access product. Is it considered a commercial product or not, even if published by a company that usually earns money (in one way or ...
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Why don't high-ranking journals go solo?

There are so many debates and criticisms around the topic of publishers, who are accused of charging excessive fees for access when all the work of the journal is done for free by academics. But why ...
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Where can I obtain the content of closed MOOCs? [closed]

MOOCs are often not as open as their name would suggest. For example, Coursera will soon remove hundreds of classes from its website, and many courses are not open for enrollment after the course is ...
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How do I start a new peer-reviewed open access journal?

I'm an academic and would like to start a scholarly journal. My reasons are manyfold: primarily I want an open access journal, and think that my field needs an own journal. How do I start a new open ...
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What is 'Diamond' Open Access?

I have heard of 'green' (self-archiving in a repository) and 'gold' open access (immediate open access in a journal), but what is 'diamond' open access? How does this differ from green or gold open ...
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How to satisfy the publisher when making an article available on a personal web page?

At least in computer science, many publishers allow authors to make their published articles (or final manuscripts of them) freely available on their personal web site. A usual condition is to provide ...
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Persistent URL for each DOI pointing to open access papers when available

The Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains a persistent URL for each DOI. Example: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06849. However, the link often points to some ...