Re: Jan Velterop and Springer

From: Heather Morrison <heatherm_at_ELN.BC.CA>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 09:58:39 -0700

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If I understand correctly, authors will still need to self-archive
their own final copy with Open Choice. This being the case - and
there being no difference in access - why would authors not save some
money, and simply self-archive?

The Springer Open Choice program is an important step forward, of
course, and no doubt Jan Velterop will be a very positive influence.
However, a policy that asks authors to pay to give the entire world
free access, yet denies authors the right to deposit a copy in the
repository of their choice, is a tad absurd, isn't it?

cheers,

Heather Morrison


On 16-Aug-05, at 8:52 AM, David Prosser wrote:

> Interesting new indeed! On the topic of copyright, from the
> Springer site:
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> Springer Open Choice & Copyright
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> In order to help ensure the integrity and archival nature of all
> published articles, SpringerLink will be the sole authorized venue
> for online distribution of Springer Open Choice articles. Springer
> Open Choice does not supersede or invalidate any copyright
> protection, or alter applicable law governing ownership and
> publication rights of articles.
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>
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> To protect the rights of authors and to guarantee a high standard
> of quality, Springer will continue to require standard consent-to-
> publish and transfer-of-copyright agreements. Copying, reproducing,
> distributing, or posting of the publisher^s version of the article
> on a third party server is not permitted. This enables Springer to
> provide the benefit of free online access while preserving
> scientific integrity and author attribution.
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> http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/
> 0,11855,5-40359-12-115393-0,00.html
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> David
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> David C Prosser PhD
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> Director
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> SPARC Europe
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> E-mail: david.prosser_at_bodley.ox.ac.uk
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> Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277 614
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> Mobile: +44 (0) 7974 673 888
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> http://www.sparceurope.org
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Scientist Open Access Forum [mailto:AMERICAN-
> SCIENTIST-OPEN-ACCESS-FORUM_at_LISTSERVER.SIGMAXI.ORG] On Behalf Of
> Michael Carroll
> Sent: 16 August 2005 14:49
> To: AMERICAN-SCIENTIST-OPEN-ACCESS-FORUM_at_LISTSERVER.SIGMAXI.ORG
> Subject: Re: Jan Velterop and Springer
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>
>
> Interesting news. Could someone clarify what the copyright
> arrangements are for Open Choice? Does the author assign the
> copyright to Springer? If not, what are the terms of the
> publication agreement?
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>
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> Thanks,
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> MC
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>
>
> Michael W. Carroll
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> Associate Professor of Law
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> Villanova University School of Law
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> 299 N. Spring Mill Road
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> Villanova, PA 19085
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> 610-519-7088 (voice)
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> 610-519-5672 (fax)
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> Research papers at
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> http://ssrn.com/author=330326
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> http://law.bepress.com/villanovalwps/
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> See also www.creativecommons.org
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> >>> harnad_at_ECS.SOTON.AC.UK 8/16/2005 8:31:38 AM >>>
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
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> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 13:08:26 +0100
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> From: Jan Velterop <openaccess_at_btinternet.com>
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> Dear friends and colleagues,
>
>
>
> You may already have seen the announcement below, but just in case
> you
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> haven't, I thought you might find it interesting. Not so much with
>
> regard to what's happening to me, but with regard to the direction in
>
> which the second largest science publisher is moving.
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>
>
> Best wishes,
>
>
>
> Jan Velterop
>
> ----------
>
> Press Release
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> Springer strengthens its commitment to freely accessible research
>
> literature
>
>
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> Jan Velterop to help expand Open Choice
>
> London / New York / Berlin / Heidelberg, August 16, 2005
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> Springer has strengthened its commitment to innovation and customer
>
> choice by appointing Jan Velterop to the newly created position of
>
> Director of Open Access.
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>
>
> In July 2004 Springer launched "Springer Open Choice" a pioneering
>
> project which provides an additional publication option to the
>
> traditional subscription model. Authors can choose to make their
>
> articles freely available worldwide on the Internet, for a fee of
> 3,000
>
> US dollars. Open Choice is a further development of the Open Access
>
> concept which is supported by a section of the scientific community.
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>
>
> Velterop is one of the most prominent figures of the Open Access
>
> movement. He will be joining the company from BioMedCentral, an
>
> established Open Access biomedical research publisher, where he was
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> Publishing Director.
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>
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> Derk Haank, Springer's CEO, comments: "Springer Open Choice has
> attracted
>
> constant attention within the publishing world since its launch.
>
> Springer is the first major commercial publisher to provide an Open
>
> Access model, making it a pioneer in the industry. We are now taking
>
> a further step forward. The appointment of Jan Velterop creates an
>
> internal champion for this second component of our publishing policy,
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> making sure Open Access gets the required attention both internally
>
> and externally".
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>
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> "I am firmly convinced that Open Access publishing represents a
> powerful
>
> way to meet the needs of many authors and readers. It therefore fits
>
> in ideally with Springer's growth strategy", adds Jan Velterop.
>
>
>
> "Open Choice" is an additional publication model which Springer
> provides
>
> for all its 1,250 journals. Consequently, authors can now make their
>
> articles available to readers free of charge on the Internet, or
> publish
>
> within the traditional subscription model, where readers pay for the
>
> information they use. Open Choice articles are freely accessible
> for no
>
> charge to anyone, at any time, anywhere in the world via
> SpringerLink,
>
> the publisher's online service. The 3000 US dollar fee covers the
>
> costs of Springer's publishing service * including a parallel printed
>
> version of the article in an established journal.
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>
>
> Open Choice articles are identical to those published in the
> traditional
>
> way. They are subject to the same strict scientific peer reviews
>
> and also profit from the publisher's full service * from professional
>
> editing, production, and printing to distribution via established
> global
>
> sales channels. Springer also links the articles to all reference
>
> systems generally used in international electronic publishing, and
>
> provides indexing and abstract services. Both printed and electronic
>
> articles remain subject to full copyright protection.
>
>
>
> For enquiries, please contact:
>
>
>
> Sabine Schaub, Springer Science+Business Media, tel: +49 (0)30 / 827
>
> 87- 52 82, sabine.schaub_at_springer-sbm.com
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>
>
>
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