[Oa-italia] Elsevier restringe ulterioramente l'auto-archiviazione e le licenze CC

Paola Gargiulo p.gargiulo a cineca.it
Gio 21 Maggio 2015 12:09:16 CEST

Cari colleghi,

SPARC e COAR hanno elaborato una dichiarazione in cui si denuncia la 
gravitŕ delle ulteriori restrizioni  che Elsevier ha deciso di praticare 
sulla ripubblicazione degli articoli (con embargo fino a 48 mesi per 
alcune sue riviste) e sulle  licenze  da applicare ai post-print  che di 
fatto impediscono qualsiasi riuso ( CC BY, NC, ND)

Da far circolare e sottoscrivere.


Please excuse the cross posting.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ranit Schmelzer (SPARC)
sparcmedia a arl.org <mailto:sparcmedia a arl.org>
Katharina MĂĽller (COAR)
49 551 39-22215
office a coar-repositories.org <mailto:office a coar-repositories.org>



/Global coalition of organizations denounce the policy and urge Elsevier 
to revise it/

*Washington, DC and Gottingen, Germany*Elsevier new sharing and 
a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research 
knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published 
authors in complying with funders’ open access policies, according to 
an analysis by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition 
(SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).

Elsevier's policy is in direct conflict with the global trend towards 
open access and serves only to dilute the benefits of openly sharing 
research results,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC 
and Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of COAR, in a joint 
statement. “Elsevier claims that the policy advances sharing but in 
fact, it does the opposite. We strongly urge Elsevier to revise it.

The new stance marks a significant departure from Elsevier's initial 
policy, established in 2004, which allowed authors to self-archive their 
final accepted manuscripts of peer-reviewed articles in institutional 
repositories without delay.  While the stated purpose of the new 
revision is, in part, to roll back an ill-conceived 2012 amendment 
prohibiting authors at institutions that have adopted campus-wide Open 
Access policies from immediate self archiving, the net result of the new 
policy is that Elsevier has placed greater restrictions on sharing articles.

Twenty-three groups today released the following statement in opposition 
to the policy:

€śOn April 30, 2015, Elsevier announced a new sharing and hosting policy 
for Elsevier journal articles. This policy represents a significant 
obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates 
unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying 
with funders’ open access policies. In addition, the policy has been 
adopted without any evidence that immediate sharing of articles has a 
negative impact on publishers’ subscriptions.

€śDespite the claim by Elsevier that the policy advances sharing, it 
actually does the opposite. The policy imposes unacceptably long embargo 
periods of up to 48 months for some journals. It also requires authors 
to apply a "non-commercial and no derivative works" license for each 
article deposited into a repository, greatly inhibiting the re-use value 
of these articles. Any delay in the open availability of research 
articles curtails scientific progress and places unnecessary constraints 
on delivering the benefits of research back to the public.

“Furthermore, the policy applies to "all articles previously published 
and those published in the future" making it even more punitive for both 
authors and institutions. This may also lead to articles that are 
currently available being suddenly embargoed and inaccessible to readers.

As organizations committed to the principle that access to information 
advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves education, we 
support the adoption of policies and practices that enable the 
immediate, barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles. This 
policy is in direct conflict with the global trend towards open access 
and serves only to dilute the benefits of openly sharing research results.

€śWe strongly urge Elsevier to reconsider this policy and we encourage 
other organizations and individuals to express their opinions.”

*The statement is availablehere 
we welcome others to show their support by also endorsing it.*

The statement has been signed by the following groups:

COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories
SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
ACRL: Association of College and Research Libraries
ALA: American Library Association
ARL: Association of Research Libraries
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
Australian Open Access Support Group
IBICT: Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology
CARL: Canadian Association of Research Libraries
CLACSO: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
COAPI: Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions
Creative Commons
Creative Commons (USA)
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Greater Western Library Alliance
LIBER: European Research Library Association
National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Open Data Hong Kong
Research Libraries UK
SANLiC: South African National Licensing Consortium
University of St Andrews Library

SPARC  the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an 
international alliance of academic and research libraries working to 
correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the 
Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for 
change. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new 
scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of 
scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries. More 
information can be found athttp://www.sparc.arl.org 

COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, is an international 
association with over 100 members and partners from five continents 
representing universities, research institutions, government research 
funders, and others. COAR’s mission is to enhance the visibility and 
application of research outputs through a global network of Open Access 
digital repositories. COAR brings together the major repository 
initiatives in order to align policies and practices and acts as a 
global voice for the repository community.

Paola Gargiulo
International Business Development Unit
IT Solutions for Institutional Research
Via R. Sanzio 4, I-20090 Segrate MI, Italy
email:p.gargiulo a cineca.it
phone +39 02 26995-218
mobile + 39 328 9507 128
skype paolafoca

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