Report: “Open Access: An Analysis of Publisher Copyright and Licensing Policies in Europe, 2020”
From SPARC Europe:
Today, SPARC Europe is releasing an anticipated new report: Open Access: An Analysis of Publisher Copyright and Licensing Policies in Europe, 2020.
This analysis, which presents the results of a research study that was completed in the summer of 2020, explores copyright and licensing practices amongst prominent journal publishers and OA publishers in DOAJ in Europe.
The work is a first – and offers new and valuable insights around what has been one of the most challenging barriers to advancing open: copyright. The study investigates copyright retention policy among publishers, self-archiving policies and records publisher policies on open licensing, also as relates to the Plan S requirements on rights and licensing. In the report, the authors go several steps beyond simply reporting on what they found; to help guide efforts aimed at more immediate OA, they also provide policy development guidance aimed at funders, institutions, publishers and their authors.
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