Re: Guide for the Perplexed: Re: UK Select Committee Inquiry

From: Ralph Martin <Ralph.Martin_at_CS.CARDIFF.AC.UK>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 16:00:48 +0000


Thanks for your excellent summary.

On 8 Nov 2004, at 3:37 pm, Stevan Harnad wrote:
> (3) The Committee's formal report in 2004 accordingly only recommended
> one
> mandatory step and that was that all UK funded researchers should be
> required
> by their funders to self-archive all their published journal articles
> on their
> own institution's websites, thereby making them free for all users,
> worldwide.

Can you summarise, for those of us who are short of time to read all
the lengthy reports, how this was supposed to be squared up with the
current arrangement which usually requires authors to sign a copyright
transfer form, and that some (but not all publishers) do not allow
republishing on the authors' own website (or his employers)?

And what about work that is done outside a specifically funded grant?

Best wishes

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