Re COAR-recting the record

In its recently released “Sharing and Hosting Policy FAQ”, Elsevier “recognize(s) that authors want to share and promote their work and increasingly need to comply with their funding body and institution's open access policies.” However there are several aspects of their new policy that severely limit sharing and open access, in particular the lengthy embargo periods imposed in most journals- with about 90% of Elsevier journals having embargo periods of 12 months or greater. Read More…

'Simple and Seamless' or 'Significant Obstacle'?

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Elsevier sharing policy criticised over its open access credentials

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Elsevier rebuffs COAR/SPARC criticism of sharing and hosting policy

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Publisher pushback puts open access in peril

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Speaking out on Elsevier’s Article “Sharing” Policy

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New Policy from Elsevier Impedes Open Access and Sharing

Washington, DC and Göttingen, Germany – Elsevier’s new sharing and hosting policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying with funders’ open access policies, according to an analysis by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). Read More…

Don't Think Open Access Is Important? It Might Have Prevented Much Of The Ebola Outbreak

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NIST Releases Public Access Plan: Agency will Partner with NIH to use PMC Platform

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Next Up for Agency Public Access Plans: NOAA

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