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Scholarly Communication: Policies and Perspectives
This guide defines Scholarly Communication, and its role in raising visibility of Researcher output and web presence. Scholarly Communication is defined as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality,
Among the measures to establish open access, open access policies are a much-used instrument, especially at the level of higher education institutions and non-university research institutions. Specifically, open access policies pursue the following objectives:
to express support for the open access movement,
to position the institution in the discourse on open access, and
to encourage members of the institution to publish open access or deposit their publications in open access repositories.
Activities and measures in the area of open access are increasingly embedded in the broader open science context. The source text first provides an overview of the main players in the research landscape and their guidelines. This is followed by concrete suggestions for drafting institutional open access policies.
Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.
Use this site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
JULIET provides a summary of funder policies related to grant awards. It provides information related to requirements for open access archiving, open access publishing and data archiving.
Confederation of Open Access Repositories - COAR
COARis an international association that brings together individual repositories and repository networks in order to build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community. COAR supports repositories today and positions them to play a key role in the future.
COARRepository Toolkitis now updated with new resources. We invite you to visit theToolkitto access the best practices and educational resources including websites, guides, videos, infographics and others.