Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Oral presentation › Research
HEFCE’s OA policy has forced the biggest change upon UK HEI’s in terms of open access, with the requirement for all journal articles and conference proceedings to be made open access within set timeframes in order to be eligible for submission in the next REF. Action has had to be taken by all UK HEI’s to ensure that their next submission to the REF can include all the articles that the HEI will submit.
But how do we ensure that all the research being made open access is actually able to be found? To be easily accessed? Has open access become merely about being a set of requirements? If HEFCE took away the requirement for open access in the next REF would our academics still see value in open access? Is a 2 year embargo period really acceptable for our research outputs? Are smaller HEIs being penalised by not having the funds to pay for immediate “gold” open access?
31 May 2017
CONUL 2017: Consortium of National and University Libraries