Research Councils UK (RCUK) nous informe que les projets académiques et savants qu’ils financent devront être publiés dans des revues qui adhèrent à leurs standards d’accès libre et devront aussi indiquer comment les données brutes et autres document pourront être obtenus. Ainsi :
he new policy, which will apply to all qualifying publications being submitted for publication from 1 April 2013, states that peer reviewed research papers which result from research that is wholly or partially funded by the Research Councils:
must be published in journals which are compliant with Research Council policy on Open Access, and;
must include details of the funding that supported the research, and a statement on how the underlying research materials such as data, samples or models can be accessed.
Criteria which journals must fulfill to be compliant with the Research Councils’ Open Access policy are detailed within the policy, but include offering a “pay to publish” option or allowing deposit in a subject or institutional repository after a mandated maximum embargo period. In addition, the policy mandates use of the Creative Commons ‘Attribution’ license (CC-BY), when an Article Processing Charge (APC) is levied. The CC-BY licence allows others to modify, build upon and/or distribute the licensed work (including for commercial purposes) as long as the original author is credited.
Je suis heureux pour les contribuables britanniques de travailler vers l’émergence d’une commune de l’information scientifique nationale.