Kémia

 

A kémiában a nyílt hozzáférés kevésbé elfogadott mint a biológia vagy a fizika területén. Míg a  Directory of Open Access Journals 2011 májusában 141 kémiai jellegű folyóiratot tart nyilván, az Electronic Journals Library-ben elérhető címek száma pedig 600 fölötti, az OAI szabvány alapán működő repozitóriumokban (preprint archívumok, egyetemi szerverek) elhelyezett dokumentumok száma töredéke a rokon tudományterületek állományának.

A kémiai tudományos társaságok állásfoglalása a nyílt hozzáférésről egészen az utóbbi évekig elutasító volt. Az American Chemical Society (ACS), mint számos kémiai adatbázis és folyóirat kiadója és forgalmazója, kifejezetten támadta a nyílt elérésű adatbázisokat (pl. PubChem). Az ACS ma már 12 hónapos embargó után a National Institutes of Health (NIH) által finanszírozott szerzők cikkeit elérhetővé teszi a PubMed Central-ban. A Royal Society of Chemistry 2007-ben bevezette Author Choice Option szolgáltatásával élve a szerzők a publikálási díj befizetése után korlátlan hozzáférész biztosíthatnak cikkeikhez.

 

New ACS Journal Publishing Agreement Expands Author Rights & Clarifies Responsibilities

This month (October 2010), ACS Publications will replace the ACS Copyright Status Form with a new publishing agreement that expands ACS author rights and clarifies author responsibilities.

The new ACS Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA), is a result of ACS' ongoing efforts to provide the best possible publishing experience for our authors. That author experience includes efficient online manuscript submission; rapid, responsible peer review and publication; global distribution; the award-winning ACS Web Editions Platform; and now, extended author use rights.

There are several key points of difference between the new JPA and the ACS Copyright Status Form:

  • The new agreement specifically addresses what you can do with different versions of your manuscript - e.g. use in theses and collections, teaching and training, conference presentations, sharing with colleagues, and posting on websites and repositories. The terms under which these uses can occur are clearly identified to prevent misunderstandings that could jeopardize final publication of a manuscript. (Section II, Permitted Uses by Authors).
  • The new agreement clarifies that the transfer of copyright in Supporting Information is nonexclusive. You may use or authorize the use of Supporting Information in which you hold copyright for any purpose and in any format (Section I, Copyright).
  • The new agreement extends key terms of use to your previously published work with ACS - as long as the same conditions of use are met (Section III, Retained and Other Rights).
  • Behaviors expected of ACS authors are more fully addressed throughout the agreement (Appendix A, Section I: Author Warranties and Obligations).

 

The JPA shines a spotlight on two programs already available to ACS authors. The first, ACS AuthorChoice, provides you or your funding agencies the opportunity to sponsor immediate, unrestricted online access to your final published article. The other is ACS Articles on Request, which allows convenient, free distribution of your journal article via author-directed links provided to you when your article is published on the web.

The JPA is a direct result of the extensive review and consultation process undertaken by a task force consisting of ACS journal authors, editors, librarians, governance members, and legal counsel.

The rollout of the new agreement will occur October 11 - 25, 2010. Please see the JPA Rollout Schedule for dates for specific journals. Additional information and tools to help you better understand the changes can be found at the ACS Author & Reviewer Resource Center.