SPARC Applauds Senate Committee Action on Public Access Legislation

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2015 Contact: Ranit Schmelzer202-5380-1065 | sparcmedia@arl.org   SPARC Applauds Senate Committee Action on Public Access Legislation HSGAC approves Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act, which would ensure that public access to research articles becomes the law of the landRead More…

FASTR to be Considered by Senate Committee

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Sharing Policy Draws Criticism; Elsevier Responds

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COAPI Welcomes Wave of Institutional Open Access Policies

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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Public Access Plan to Use PMC Platform for Articles

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Over 1,600 sign onto COAR/SPARC Statement

In the last two weeks, over 1,600 individuals and organizations from 52 countries around the world have signed a statement opposing Elsevier’s new article sharing and hosting policy, underscoring that many in the scholarly community do not support the new policy.  Read More…

OpenCon 2015 Applications are Open!

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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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