Open access publishing in the biomedical sciences: could funding agencies accelerate the inevitable changes?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/72634
Title:
Open access publishing in the biomedical sciences: could funding agencies accelerate the inevitable changes?
Authors:
Glover, Steven W; Webb, Anne E; Gleghorn, Colette
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Open access is making a noticeable impact on access to information. In 2005, many major research funders, including the Wellcome Trust, National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the Research Councils UK (RCUK), set out their position in a number of statements. Of particular note was the stipulation that authors receiving grants must deposit their final manuscript in an open access forum within 6-12 months of publication. OBSERVATIONS: The paper will look at the open access position statements issued by some of the major funding bodies in the biomedical sciences. The paper will also look at the models used by publishers to provide open or delayed access, such as Oxford Open from Oxford University Press, HighWire Press' delayed access policy, BioMed Central, and Public Library of Science (PLoS). There are now over 1.2 million articles in PubMed that are freely accessible via publishers' websites.(1) CONCLUSION/DISCUSSION: Could funding agencies accelerate the move to open access? The list of funding agencies supporting open access is growing. The National Institutes for Health and the Wellcome Trust have been joined by many of the world's major funders in biomedical research whose goal it is to make their research findings available with no barriers.
Affiliation:
Librarian, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK. sglover@picr.man.ac.uk
Citation:
Open access publishing in the biomedical sciences: could funding agencies accelerate the inevitable changes? 2006, 23 (3):197-202 Health Info Libr J
Journal:
Health Information and Libraries Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/72634
DOI:
10.1111/j.1471-1842.2006.00657.x
PubMed ID:
16911126
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1471-1834
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorGlover, Steven W-
dc.contributor.authorWebb, Anne E-
dc.contributor.authorGleghorn, Colette-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-06T15:03:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-06T15:03:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006-09-
dc.identifier.citationOpen access publishing in the biomedical sciences: could funding agencies accelerate the inevitable changes? 2006, 23 (3):197-202 Health Info Libr Jen
dc.identifier.issn1471-1834-
dc.identifier.pmid16911126-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1471-1842.2006.00657.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/72634-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Open access is making a noticeable impact on access to information. In 2005, many major research funders, including the Wellcome Trust, National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the Research Councils UK (RCUK), set out their position in a number of statements. Of particular note was the stipulation that authors receiving grants must deposit their final manuscript in an open access forum within 6-12 months of publication. OBSERVATIONS: The paper will look at the open access position statements issued by some of the major funding bodies in the biomedical sciences. The paper will also look at the models used by publishers to provide open or delayed access, such as Oxford Open from Oxford University Press, HighWire Press' delayed access policy, BioMed Central, and Public Library of Science (PLoS). There are now over 1.2 million articles in PubMed that are freely accessible via publishers' websites.(1) CONCLUSION/DISCUSSION: Could funding agencies accelerate the move to open access? The list of funding agencies supporting open access is growing. The National Institutes for Health and the Wellcome Trust have been joined by many of the world's major funders in biomedical research whose goal it is to make their research findings available with no barriers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAccess to Information-
dc.subject.meshBiomedical Research-
dc.subject.meshDatabases, Bibliographic-
dc.subject.meshEditorial Policies-
dc.subject.meshFinancing, Organized-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInformation Dissemination-
dc.subject.meshManuscripts as Topic-
dc.subject.meshNational Institutes of Health (U.S.)-
dc.subject.meshPeriodicals as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPublishing-
dc.subject.meshResearch Support as Topic-
dc.subject.meshUnited States-
dc.titleOpen access publishing in the biomedical sciences: could funding agencies accelerate the inevitable changes?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLibrarian, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK. sglover@picr.man.ac.uken
dc.identifier.journalHealth Information and Libraries Journalen

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