[Open-access] SPARC Europe has classified the UK's open access policy in a category of it's own
mike at indexdata.com
Wed Feb 13 16:08:08 UTC 2013
Surely it's a simple mistake. Just drop them a line explaining, with references.
On 13 February 2013 15:35, Ross Mounce <ross.mounce at gmail.com> wrote:
> In what I infer to be a rather political move, SPARC Europe has just
> published a classification of open access funder mandates:
> RCUK is listed alone under the classification title: "Gold (journal-based)
> Open Access required:"
> Whilst there are 14 funders listed under: "Either Green or Gold routes
> satisfy policy requirements"
> My understanding of the UK policy was that it allowed either gold or green
> OA, with at most gold preferred.
> Why then is SPARC Europe making such a point of classifying RCUK as "Gold OA
> required" ? This is flat out wrong IMO. Preferred does not equal required!
> In no way is gold absolutely required by the new RCUK policy. This is clear
> Why did they do this? Are SPARC Europe trying to help or hinder the Open
> Access movement?
> Ross Mounce
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