[open-science] Compiling licence details for all open access journals in UK PubMedCentral (or PMC)

Egon Willighagen egon.willighagen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 06:48:01 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 1:02 AM, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:
> I've just had a look at the spreadsheet for the first time since Saturday - wow! Amazing job Ross!
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtbO6mZEvieCdDFzdkVNQld6Mnc5NEpGWVlRUVhvM3c#gid=0


I added the Beilstein Institute, with two gold OA journals, and the
Molecular Diversity Preservation International, with more than 50 gold
OA journals.

> Interestingly enough, the PMC XML guidance (http://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/publishing/tag-library/) states:
> The type of license, for example, “open-access” for a license permitting *unrestricted* use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
> (my emphasis!)

Interesting statement indeed... the unrestricted bit excludes
NC-tained licenses as Open Access...  (or did they misinterpret the
meaning of 'unrestricted' when writing up this statement?)

> Feel free to assert that this is entirely unecessary,

I think the statement is important. I do not know why PMC excludes NC
clauses as Open Access... does anyone?


Dr E.L. Willighagen
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Institutet för miljömedicin
Karolinska Institutet (http://ki.se/imm)
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