Gold Open Access for Learned Societies?
These resources have been developed to help learned societies review options and take decisions about Gold Open Access publishing. You can navigate them by clicking on the relevant resource in the simple flowchart below. You can also find out more about the resources and the process:
- in this narrative overview, or
- using the full table of contents, a simplified menu bar also appears at the top of each resource.
The resources in the flowchart are also supplemented by:
- You are not alone! An account of opinions about Open Access from those involved in learned societies
- List of authoritative resources related to Gold Open Access for learned societies
- Regularly updated list of new resources related to Gold Open Access for learned societies
- Flowchart F2 – a more nuanced (and correspondingly complicated) overview of the decision-making process, designed to help learned societies appreciate the complexity of the terrain
These resources were commissioned by the Open Access Implementation Group to guide learned societies through the possibilities and challenges of deciding whether to embrace Gold Open Access according to the policy emerging from publication of the Finch Report, by the UK Government’s 16 July 2012 endorsement of the recommendations of the “Finch Report” and by the policy published by the UK Research Councils on 17 July 2012 and updated on 6th March 2013.
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A guide to Gold Open Access for UK learned societies by these authors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.open-access.org.uk/information-and-guidance/guide-to-goldoa/. Use at your own risk.
Last substantive revisions to content on 1/5/2013