Importance of Request-Copy Button in Implementing HEFCE/REF Immediate-Deposit Policy

Amsciforum 2014-05-17


o derive the full benefit of the HEFCE/REF immediate-deposit policy it is important that all UK universities also implement the email copy-request Button.
This ensures that researchers worldwide can immediately request (and authors can  immediately provide, with one click each) a single copy of closed-access deposits  for research purposes even during a publisher OA embargo period.
What makes the HEFCE/REF OA policy so important and powerful is that it ensures that all final drafts are deposited immediately, rather than only after a publisher OA embargo period has elapsed.
The Request-Copy Button in turn ensures that the immediate-deposit does not lie  fallow for a year.


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05/17/2014, 20:46

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05/17/2014, 16:46