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Support for gold open access publishing strategies at QUT. Martin Borchert Associate Director, Library Services (Information Resources and Research Support) Colleen Cleary Library Resource Services Deputy Manager. CRICOS No. 00213J. Special thanks to:. Stephanie Bradbury
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Associate Director, Library Services (Information Resources and Research Support)
Library Resource Services Deputy Manager
CRICOS No. 00213J
Research Support Librarian
eResearch Access Coordinator
Electronic Resources Assistant
OA is about making published scholarly articles (and other outputs) free, immediately, and permanently online in full-text for everyone via the web.
Green road of OA self-archiving is where authors deposit a free version of their published articles in an OA repository
Gold road of OA journal publishing is where authors pay to publish in paid gold OA journals which are then freely available via OA, or by publishing their articles in free gold OA journals.
20% of published articles were available OA in 2009.
Bjork et al http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0011273 in PLOS Currents
It is generally accepted that OA supporters should implement green OA initiatives first and as the primary focus because green OA is the most transformative, and that gold OA initiatives should be implemented afterwards, or “green before gold”. This allows authors the greatest choice of journals in which to publish, and pushes the bulk of research outputs into the OA space (Harnad, 2005).
Over 1,100 institutional OA repositories
Over 25 million records
91% journals and 63% publishers allow self-archiving
Cumulative growth of Green OA policies
Enabling Open Scholarship
Free gold OA
Paid gold OA (author / research grant / library pays)
DOAJ lists >6,000 gold OA journals and the list is growing
500,000 full text articles OA
F/1.3 QUT ePrints repository for research output
Collection Development Manual
CDM 3.1.5 Open Access
QUT Library actively supports the [paid] gold road by:
QUT Library will not support or pay author publication fees to commercial publishers that are double or triple dipping by simultaneously marketing their content using multiple business models including traditional subscriptions, gold road open access, and on-selling to aggregators.
Example: First Year in Higher Education International Journal
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
International Union of Crystallography
Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association
X or ?
+ Scholarly publishing seminars
The Library has a research support seminar series for library staff to develop their knowledge and skills.
See paper “Borchert and Callan, (2011), Preparing Library staff for research support roles at QUT”
Research Support Team x 2 Development
Liaison Librarians x 20 Promotion and support
Library Resource Services Licensing and payment
BMC gold open access journals in which QUT authors published had impact factors of ranging from 1.64 to 4.93 and SJR scores from 0.044 to 0.755.
Hindawi journals had impact factors from 0.73 to 0.88 and SJR scores from 0.036 to 0.121.
PLoS journals in which QUT published had impact factors ranging from 4.351 to 13.050 and SJR scores from 0.690 to 1.180.
PLoS journals are averaging the highest in terms of impact, followed by BMC journals and then Hindawi journals.
QUT has paid US$80,294 to BMC since 2006, making the total average charge per article A$1,824.
QUT has paid US$18,510 to PLoS since, making the total average charge per article about A$2,477.
QUT has paid US$3,000 to Hindawi in 2010, making the average total charge per article in 2010 A$1,606, however, if a third article still in submission is published, the cost will be A$1,070.
These costs seem justifiable when compared to the costs found in the literature.
Paid gold OA provides a secondary (to green OA) avenue for making institutional publications available OA
There is growing list of gold OA journals to target
It is important to apply selection processes
Demand may be moderate / the cost my be acceptable
You really should try it!
Please read the paper in full.