iMedPub launches Open Journal of Medicine: the really open and free medical journal

Open Journal of Medicine (ISSN: 2174-680X) is a journal published byiMedPub for Internet Medical Society. It has been created as a challenge to provide authors with a system for publishing articles open access for free with high quality of publishing standards. We offer an innovative publishing system where all manuscripts received meeting the standards are accepted directly in the version provided by authors. This system is called self-publishing.
Traditionally, authors submit their manuscripts to scientific journals where manuscripts were subjected to rounds of peer-review until the manuscript was finally accepted or rejected. This process well may take months or even years with authors always at the expenses of editors’ decisions. Self-publishing allows authors to publish their works directly. As articles are published in the submitted version, authors do not incur in article processing charges or submission charges so publishing is completely free. 

More at http://www.ojmedicine.com

iMedPub launches Open Journal of Medicine: the really open and free medical journal

Open Journal of Medicine (ISSN: 2174-680X) is a journal published byiMedPub for Internet Medical Society. It has been created as a challenge to provide authors with a system for publishing articles open access for free with high quality of publishing standards. We offer an innovative publishing system where all manuscripts received meeting the standards are accepted directly in the version provided by authors. This system is called self-publishing.
Traditionally, authors submit their manuscripts to scientific journals where manuscripts were subjected to rounds of peer-review until the manuscript was finally accepted or rejected. This process well may take months or even years with authors always at the expenses of editors’ decisions. Self-publishing allows authors to publish their works directly. As articles are published in the submitted version, authors do not incur in article processing charges or submission charges so publishing is completely free. 

More at http://www.ojmedicine.com

SHERPA FACT – Helping researchers comply with the Open Access policies from RCUK and the Wellcome Trust

The Centre for Research Communications (CRC) is pleased to announce that Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Wellcome Trust have provided seed funding for the development of a SHERPA Funders’ & Authors’ Compliance Tool (SHERPA FACT). SHERPA FACT will interpret data from SHERPA RoMEO, JULIET and other sources to provide clear guidance to RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors on compliance with their Open Access (OA) policies and advise on the options available.

The RCUK’s new OA policy will be effective from 01 April 2013. This policy requires that all peer reviewed research papers, resulting from research funded by the Research Councils, will be published in journals under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License or otherwise made available as OA via a repository. On the same date, the Wellcome Trust will also require that articles with which it is associated – and for which an Article Processing Charge (APC) has been levied – must also be published under a CC-BY license

SHERPA FACT will:

  • allow authors to select which of the RCUK Councils or Wellcome Trust has funded their work
  • allow authors to enter the journal name or ISSN, or ESSN, or publisher of the journal they wish to use
  • cross-reference the information held in RoMEO and in JULIET on both Funders’ and Publishers’ policies
  • give the author clear information as to whether that journal or publisher offers publication or archiving rights compliant with their funders’ policy
  • note the level of OA fee payable, if any, and if available from the publisher site
  • give guidance to the author as to what action to take next to comply with their funders’ policy, customising guidance according to the stage of the author’s publication – pre-submission, accepted, published, etc

 

Such guidance might be, for example, to:

  • take a hybrid OA option offered by the publisher;
  • pay the OA fee for a full OA journal or
  • archive their work under a particular embargo period

SHERPA FACT will be available from 01 April 2013.

Further information

Contact
Azhar Hussain
Tel: 0115 8467235 or email: azhar.hussain@nottingham.ac.uk

Policy Exceptions in RoMEO

Readers of this blog will have noticed the occasional notification of new exceptions that have been added to RoMEO.

But what are these exceptions and why are they important?

RoMEO has traditionally focussed on the general policies of publishers, those that cover the majority of their journals titles. However, some titles may have a different embargo period or use a Creative Commons License. Although, we have tried to impart this information under the General Conditions field, it has become cumbersome and still requires users to investigate themselves as to which embargo period applies to their journal of interest.

We started adding exceptions in November 2011, and are continuing the process as they are identified and we clarify the policy exceptions with publishers.

Some exceptions will cover only one journal title, others much more.

To date RoMEO lists a total of 59 exceptions, from 25 Publishers. We are still working through publishers we have identified as having possible exceptions and hope to add more in the future.

A list of the Exceptions added so far:

  • Akademie Ved Ceske Republiky, Knihovna
    • Knihy a dejiny [6/3/12]
  • American Medical Association
    • JAMA  [17/11/11]
  • American Society for Microbiology
    • mBio [26/4/12]
  • ASIS&T
    • Bulletin – [17/11/11]
    •  JASIS&T – [17/11/11]
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • JCO [29/11/11]
    • JOP [29/11/11]
  • BMJ Publishing Group
    • BMJ [30/1/12]
    • BMj Open [18/4/12]
  • ediPUCRS
    • Analise [18/4/12]
    • BELT [18/4/12]
  • EDP Sciences
    • EDJ [26/4/12]
    • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial [26/4/12]
  • Institut Français d’Etudes Andines (IFEA)
    • Bulletin de l’IFEA [23/3/12]
  • Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
    • Corrosão e Protecção de Materiais [13/12/11]
  • MIT Press
    • STM [17/11/11]
    •  Arts and Humanities [17/11/11]
    •  Economics [17/11/11]
  • Oxford University Press
    • Policy A – [16/11/11]
    • Policy A1 – [15/11/11]
    • Policy B – [16/11/11]
    • Policy B1 – [15/11/11]
    • Policy C –  [16/11/11]
    • Policy D – [15/11/11]
    • Policy E – [16/11/11]
    • Policy F – [15/11/11]
    • Policy G – [15/11/11]
    • Policy H – [15/11/11]
    • Policy I – [15/11/11]
    • Policy J – [15/11/11]
    • Policy K – [15/11/11]
    • Policy L – [15/11/11]
    • Policy M – [15/11/11]
    • Policy N – [16/11/11]
    • Policy O – [15/11/11]
    • Policy P [12/9/12]
    • Policy Q [12/9/12]
  •  Pion
    • i-Perception [10/5/12]
    • Perception [10/5/12]
  • Royal Society
    • Open Biology [19/7/12]
  • Taylor & Francis
    • SSH Titles [5/12/11]
    • STM Titles [5/12/11]
  • Taylor & Francis (Psychology Press)
    • STM Titles [5/12/11]
  • Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    • LIS Titles [1/12/11]
    • SSH Titles [1/12/11]
    • STM Titles [1/12/11]
  • Universidad de Murcia [14/9/12]
    • Glosas Didacticas
  • Universidade de Brasilia
    • Attribution Non-Commercial  [17/9/12]
    • Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives  [17/9/12]
    • Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike  [17/9/12]
  • Universite Paris 3, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique Latine (IHEAL) [3/1/12]
    • Cahiers des Ameriques Latines
  • Univ Chig Press
    • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific [17/11/11]
  • Università degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan)
    • Attribution [17/4/12]
    • Share Alike [17/4/12]
    • Enthymema [17/4/12]
  • Uni of Texas Press
    • Cinema Journal [17/11/11]
  • Vittorio Klostermann
    • ZfBB [29/11/11]
  • Wildlife Society
    • Journal of Wildlife Management [18/4/12]

Journal Research Data Policy Bank (JoRD)

Journal Research Data Policy Bank (JoRD) will shed light on the policies devised by academic publishers to promote linkage between journal articles and underlying research data.

This initiative, is funded by JISC as part of its Digital Infrastructure Programme;  it runs from July to December 2012. This work is being carried out by the Centre for Research Communication, University of Nottingham, working with Research Information Network and Professor Paul Sturges.

The aim of the JoRD Policy Bank project is to conduct a feasibility study into the scope and shape of a sustainable service to collate and summarise journal data policies. The project will deliver requirements and specifications for a service that will provide researchers, managers of research data and other stakeholders with an easy source of reference to understand and comply with the research data policies of journals and publishers.

Through maintaining a firm focus upon research literature and stakeholder consultations, the project aims to:

  • identify and consult with a wide range of stakeholders, publishers and others, and develop a detailed set of stakeholder requirements and service specifications;
  • investigate the current state of data sharing policies within journals and shed light on how journals are addressing this crucial question;
  • scope and deliver recommendations on the shape of a central service that will (i) summarise journal research data policies; and (ii) provide a ready reference source of easily accessible, standardised, accurate and clear guidance and information relating to the journal policy landscape for research data;
  • provide models to establish the business framework that will allow the committed relationships necessary to deliver such a service on a long term basis;
  • provide service sustainability models determining how the long term operation of such a service can be sustained.

JoRD Blog and Project Website (http://jordproject.wordpress.com/)

 

Azhar,  Jane and Melanie