[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 07:25:03 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 7:48 AM, Egon Willighagen
<egon.willighagen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?)

It is probably important to add the context... this quote is from a
page describing an XML language, not a normative text... the quote in
context can even be interpreted in several ways, one of which is that
the description just describes *one* possibility of an open access
license... (thanx to the person who contacted me off list, to bring
this up!)


Dr E.L. Willighagen
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