[odc-discuss] Open data and scientific journals

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Sat Dec 19 20:51:48 UTC 2015

Hi Luc,

Great to hear about your repository and a good question. Could I suggest
that you post this on the forum in the Open Science category:




On 18 December 2015 at 14:33, Luc Lajaunie <lajaunie at unizar.es> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am the admin of the EELS database which is a open-data depository for
> scientist ( https://eelsdb.eu ). Everyone is free to submit their data. I
> put the database and the data under under the Odbl license and each
> contributer on upload agree to release their data on this license.
> I was then asked what happens if one wants to upload a data already
> published with a scientific publisher.
> Do you have an idea about this?
> On some publisher website it is stated that "Authors transfer copyright to
> the publisher as part of a journal publishing agreement, but have the right
> to: Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights
> (including raw research data)." (see
> https://www.elsevier.com/about/company-information/policies/copyright )
> So it seems ok with this publisher but I cannot check for all existing
> publisher. Do you think that is something general?
> All the best,
> Luc
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