[Open-access] REMINDER: last day for written evidence to be submitted to BIS 'open access inquiry'

Ross Mounce ross.mounce at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 08:55:19 UTC 2013

Dear list,

Just a reminder that today is the final day that one can submit written
evidence to the BIS 'open access inquiry'
Further details here:

Anyone, from anywhere in the world can submit written evidence as long as
it addresses the points of the inquiry

The Committee will consider a range of topics including:

   - The Government’s acceptance of the recommendations of the Finch Group
   Report ‘Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to
   research publications’, including its preference for the ‘gold’ over the
   ‘green’ open access model;
   - Rights of use and re-use in relation to open access research
   publications, including the implications of Creative Commons ‘CC-BY’
   - The costs of article processing charges (APCs) and the implications
   for research funding and for the taxpayer; and
   - The level of ‘gold’ open access uptake in the rest of the world versus
   the UK, and the ability of UK higher education institutions to remain

Written evidence should be sent to the Committee, as an MS Word document,
by e-mail to biscommem at parliament.uk.

I am hoping Richard Smith will be submitting some expert evidence
http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/category/richard-smith/ among others.


Ross Mounce
PhD Student & Open Knowledge Foundation Panton Fellow
Fossils, Phylogeny and Macroevolution Research Group
University of Bath, 4 South Building, Lab 1.07
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