Simplifying OA Policy Compliance for Authors Through a Publisher- Repository Partnership. ELPUB 2018, Jun 2018, Toronto

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1 The Canadian Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications (Government of Canada, 2015) in effect May 2015 presented federal grant recipients with a challenge of incorporating open access compliance into their research workflows. The policy requires that peer-reviewed articles arising from CIHR, SSHRC, or NSERC funding be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. Researchers have an option to comply by publishing in an open access or a hybrid journal or by depositing a copy of an article in an open access institutional or subject repository.

2 Despite increased outreach efforts and assistance provided by many Canadian academic libraries as well as Canadian not-for-profit publishers such as Canadian Science Publishing, compliance to the policy remains a challenge for researchers who are either unaware of the policy or unsure how to comply. Additional challenges for researchers stem from the fact that while the cost of open access publishing is an eligible grant expense, many grantees do not receive enough funding to cover author processing charges, particularly where multiple publications are produced in the course of a research project. The “green” repository route is usually free, but relies on understanding of publishers’ self-archiving policies that often require the deposit of an accepted manuscript of a paper, a version that authors don’t tend to keep. With the onus of compliance placed on grant recipients, and with no centralized infrastructure in place to facilitate the process, it is not surprising that researchers often feel trapped between a rock and a hard place, and compliance levels remain low.

To streamline compliance for their authors, Canadian Science Publishing, an independent, not-for-profit publisher of over 20 science journals approached the University of Toronto Libraries with an idea of automated transfer and deposit of author manuscripts into the U of T’s research repository, TSpace.

4 This free service is available to authors publishing their papers in 21 CSP’s NRC Research Press journals2 and only takes authors one click to opt into. The partnership was launched in April 2015 and makes over 1,200 manuscripts openly available annually....""

Mariya Maistrovskaya, Judy Hum-Delaney. Simplifying OA Policy Compliance for Authors Through a Publisher- Repository Partnership. ELPUB 2018, Jun 2018, Toronto, Canada. <hal-01816819>



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06/16/2018, 15:25

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06/16/2018, 11:26