AHRC announces its OA policy

September 6, 2007 at 2:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on AHRC announces its OA policy

The long-awaited new AHRC guidelines are now published at :

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/about/policy/ahrc_guidance_on_access_to_research_outputs.asp

Here’s the relevant section on self-archiving:

Self-archiving – added to Terms and Conditions of Award

The AHRC requires that funded researchers:

ensure deposit of a copy of any resultant articles published in journals or conference proceedings in appropriate repository
wherever possible, ensure deposit of the bibliographical metadata relating to such articles, including a link to the publisher’s website, at or around the time of publication
Full implementation of these requirements must be undertaken such that current copyright and licensing policies, for example, embargo periods and provisions limiting the use of deposited content to non-commercial purposes, are respected by authors.

So … deposit of the full text is now mandated, but without a time limit. This puts no pressure on publishers to relax embargos.

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