17 de julio de 2015

Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy

Organizations around the world denounce Elsevier’s new policy that impedes open access and sharing

On April 30, 2015, Elsevier announced a new sharing and hosting policy for Elsevier journal articles. This policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying with funders’ open access policies. In addition, the policy has been adopted without any evidence that immediate sharing of articles has a negative impact on publishers subscriptions.

Despite the claim by Elsevier that the policy advances sharing, it actually does the opposite. The policy imposes unacceptably long embargo periods of up to 48 months for some journals. It also requires authors to apply a “non-commercial and no derivative works” license for each article deposited into a repository, greatly inhibiting the re-use value of these articles. Any delay in the open availability of research articles curtails scientific progress and places unnecessary constraints on delivering the benefits of research back to the public.

Furthermore, the policy applies to “all articles previously published and those published in the future” making it even more punitive for both authors and institutions. This may also lead to articles that are currently available being suddenly embargoed and inaccessible to readers.

As organizations committed to the principle that access to information advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves education, we support the adoption of policies and practices that enable the immediate, barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles. This policy is in direct conflict with the global trend towards open access and serves only to dilute the benefits of openly sharing research results.

We strongly urge Elsevier to reconsider this policy and we encourage other organizations and individuals to express their opinions.

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Organisational Signatories
  1. COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories
  2. SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
  3. ACRL: Association of College and Research Libraries
  4. ALA: American Library Association
  5. ARL: Association of Research Libraries
  6. ASERL: Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
  7. AOASG: Australian Open Access Support Group
  8. IBICT: Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology
  9. CARL: Canadian Association of Research Libraries
  10. CLACSO: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
  11. COAPI: Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions
  12. Creative Commons
  13. Creative Commons, USA
  14. Creative Commons, Australia
  15. EIFL: Electronic Information for Libraries
  16. EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation
  17. GWLA: Greater Western Library Alliance
  18. LIBER: European Research Library Association
  19. National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  20. OpenAIRE
  21. Open Data Hong Kong
  22. RLUK: Research Libraries UK
  23. SANLiC: South African National Licensing Consortium
  24. University of St Andrews Library
  25. ANKOS OAIRWG: Anatolian University libraries Consortium. OAIR working Group
  26. University West, Sweden
  27. DLF: Digital Library Federation, USA
  28. ELibUkr, Ukraine
  29. Open Access Network, USA
  30. AusGOAL: Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Programme
  31. Redalyc.org, Mexico
  32. National Research Foundation of South Africa
  33. Open Book Publishers, United Kingdom
  34. Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti, Portugal
  35. Library of the Hospital Prof. Dr. Fernando Fonseca, EPE, Lisbon, Portugal
  36. SLA: Special Libraries Association
  37. OhioLINK, Columbus, USA
  38. Library of the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  39. DOAJ
  40. dbv: German Library Association, Germany
  41. SCONUL: Society of College, National and University Libraries, UK
  42. bepress, Berkeley, USA
  43. SPARC Europe
  44. Paperity, Warsaw, Poland
  45. University of Technology Sydney Library, Australia
  46. CAUL: Council of Australian University Librarians
  47. European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)
  48. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, London, UK
  49. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
  50. Institutional Repositories Promotion Committee, Japan
  51. University of California Libraries, USA
  52. UC Berkeley Library
  53. UC Davis Library
  54. UC Irvine Libraries
  55. UCLA Library
  56. UC Merced Library
  57. UC Riverside Library
  58. UC San Diego Library
  59. UC San Francisco Library
  60. UC Santa Barbara Library
  61. UC Santa Cruz Library
  62. California Digital Library
  63. medica spa @ cnr, Bologna, Italy
  64. UNIPA – Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
  65. Biblioteca scuola politecnica-sede architettura Università di Genova, Italy
  66. Cadernos Saúde Coletiva, Spain
  67. Sardegna Ricerche, Italy
  68. Biblioteca di Scienze geo-ambientali e planetarie, Italy
  69. SUNYLA: State University of New York Librarians Association, USA
  70. Canadian Library Association
  71. Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  72. DPLA: Digital Public Library of America
  73. UFRJ: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  74. Orbis Cascade Alliance
  75. Open Access India
  76. ICSI: Information and Communication Society of India
  77. SALIS: Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science, India
  78. Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva, Brasil
  79. FCT: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
  80. BAD – Portuguese Association of Librarians Archivists and Documentalists
  81. USAIN: United States Agricultural Information Network
  82. ENEA: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
  83. EUI: European University Institute Library
  84. Policy Online, Australia
  85. University of Liège, Belgium
  86. Universita’ di Camerino, Biblioteca di Scienze, Italy
  87. ANKOS:Anatolian University Libraries Consortium, Turkey
  88. Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
  89. University of Pretoria Library Services, South Africa
  90. CSIR: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
  91. University College Cork, Ireland
  92. Oberlin Group of LIbraries, USA
  93. Cyprus University of Technology
  94. Washington University in St. Louis Libraries
  95. LIASA: Library and Information Association of South Africa
  96. CONUL: Consortium of National & University Libraries, Ireland
  97. Strathmore University Library, Kenya
  98. COUPERIN.ORG, France
  99. Pamukkale University Library Department, Turkey
  100. Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi, Turkey
  101. Karabuk University Library, Turkey
  102. Mevlana University, Turkey
  103. Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
  104. Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  105. KCA University Library, Kenya
  106. Library Association of Rijeka, Croatia
  107. Iowa State University Library, USA
  109. University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, USA
  110. LITA: Library & Information Technology Association
  111. The Library of the University of Latvia
  112. Inonu University, Turkey
  113. CHELSA : Committee for higher education librarians of South Africa
  114. TRLN: Triangle Research Libraries Network, USA
  115. Duke University
  116. North Carolina Central University
  117. North Carolina State University
  118. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  119. Florida State University Libraries, USA
  120. Dept. of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  121. Library and Information Studies Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  122. Coimbra University Press, Portugal
  123. SWALA: Swaziland Library & Information Association, Swaziland
  124. TUBITAK ULAKBIM: Turkish Academic Network and Information Center
  125. UCT Libraries, South Africa
  126. Virginia Tech Libraries, USA
  127. George Washington University Libraries
  128. Metropolitan College of New York Library, USA
  129. Portal de Periódicos Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  130. Digital Repository Federation, Japan
  131. Bibliothèque de recherche Mathématiques et Informatique de L’Université de Bordeaux, France
  132. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  133. Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Belgium
  134. Université de Liège, Belgium
  135. Centre Spatial de Liège Université de Liège, Belgium
  136. HEC-Management School University of Liege, Belgium
  137. NAGPS: National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, USA
  138. EMDOLA: European Master in oral laser applications, Belgium
  139. Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil
  140. Bours&Associés, Belgium
  141. Centre Ginkgo, Belgium
  142. Council for Finnish University Libraries
  143. University of Tartu Library, Estonia
  144. Rice University Library, USA
  145. University of Michigan Library, USA
  146. Texas A&M University, USA
  147. Louisiana State University, USA
  148. ALAO: Academic Library Association of Ohio, USA
  149. Stony Brook University Libraries, USA
  150. Herkimer College, USA
  151. Wayne State University Libraries, USA
  152. University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  153. Temple University Libraries, USA
  154. Colorado State University Libraries, USA
  155. Ohio University, USA
  156. Morrisville State College Library, USA
  157. University of Texas Libraries, USA
  158. MIT Libraries, USA
  159. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, USA
  160. University of Aveiro, Portugal
  161. SUNY Council of Library Directors, USA
  162. IDS Project, USA
  163. Karisma Foundation, Colombia
  164. Thomas Jefferson University, USA
  165. Fredonia, the State University of New York, USA
  166. Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, USA
  167. Skidmore College, USA
  168. Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
  169. Universitätsbibliothek Kaiserslautern, Germany
  170. Portal de Periódicos UFSC, Brazil
  171. Ontario Council of University Libraries, Canada
  172. Belgian Science Policy Office
  173. University of Pittsburgh, USA
  174. University of Iowa Libraries, USA
  175. Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium
  176. Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health
  177. PLOS: Public Library of Science
  178. Centro Brasileiro de Estudos de Saúde (Cebes), Brazil
  179. Librarianship Critique journal — revista Critica Bibliotecologica, Mexico
  180. Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE)
  181. Lib4RI – Library for the Research Institutes within the ETH Domain: Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL, Switzerland
  182. University of Antwerp, Library, Belgium
  183. Welch Medical Library – Johns Hopkins University, USA
  184. JULAC: Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee, Hong Kong
  185. The Danish Research Library Director’s Conference
  186. Bibliotek i Samhälle, Uppsala, Sweden
  187. RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  188. The Ohio State University Libraries, USA
  189. University of Maryland Libraries, USA
  190. University of Guelph, Canada
  191. Vanderbilt University Libraries, USA
  192. Texas Tech University Libraries, USA
  193. University of Oklahoma Libraries, USA
  194. University of South Carolina, USA
  195. Michigan State University Libraries, USA
  196. University of Minnesota Libraries, USA
  197. Penn State Univ. Library, USA
  198. Emory Libraries, USA
  199. University of Delaware Library, USA
  200. University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, USA
  201. Oklahoma State University Library, USA
  202. University of Houston Libraries, USA
  203. University at Albany Libraries, USA
  204. University of Missouri – Columbia, USA
  205. Boston College, USA
  206. Tulane University, USA
  207. University of Cincinnati, USA
  208. University of New Mexico Libraries, USA
  209. Cornell University LIbrary, USA
  210. University of Tennessee Libraries, USA
  211. University of Toronto Libraries, Canada
  212. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  213. University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  214. University of Massachusett Amherst Libraries, USA
  215. GEConseil:Géologie Environnement Conseil, France
  216. Sheridan Libraries & Museums – Johns Hopkins University, USA
  217. Friedheim Music Library – Johns Hopkins University, USA
  218. Johns Hopkins University Libraries – Johns Hopkins University, USA
  219. Dartmouth College, USA
  220. University of Miami Libraries, USA
  221. Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library, USA
  222. Good Ancestor Foundation, USA
  223. Eliashitte Fondation pour la Recherche Biblique, Mexico
  224. Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, USA
  225. University of Hawaii at Mānoa Library Services, USA
  226. Handchirurgie Weltweit e.V., Germany
  227. Asociación Latinoamericana de Análisis Cualitativo, Argentina
  228. Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  229. Boston University Libraries, USA
  230. University of Virginia Libraries, USA
  231. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, USA
  232. McGill University Library, Canada
  233. Mason Library, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies — Johns Hopkins University, USA
  234. University of Georgia Libraries, USA
  235. Biblioteca del Instituto de Biologia UNAM, Mexico
  236. M-Labs Limited, Hong Kong
  237. University of Kentucky LIbraries, USA
  238. University of Oregon Libraries, USA
  239. ALCTS: Association for Collections and Technical Services, USA
  240. CEAACP: Research Centre Archaeology, Arts and Heritage, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  241. Bryn Mawr College, USA
  242. Haverford College, USA
  243. University of Rochester Libraries, USA
  244. Open Knowledge Foundation
  245. Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brasil
  246. Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège), Belgium
  247. Universitätsbibliothek der TU München, Germany
  248. CPCE Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
  249. National Laboratory for Scientific Computing – LNCC, Brasil
  250. Centre for Social Economy, University of Liege, Belgium
  251. Universidad de Granada. Biblioteca, Spain
  252. Sciences Po Library, France
  253. Bibliothèque Médiathèque de Pully, Switzerland
  254. ADBU: Association des Directeurs et des Personnels de Direction des Bibliothèques Universitaires et de la Documentation, France
  255. University of Kansas Libraries, USA
  256. REBIUN: Spanish Network of University Libraries
  257. University of Ottawa Library, Canada
  258. Dentistry Student Scientific Community, Indonesia
  259. Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Poiarss, Portugal
  260. LA Referencia
  261. ASES Association des Sociologues Enseignants du Supérieur, France
  262. Canadian Research Knowledge Network
  263. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, USA
  264. CNFG: Comité National Français de Géographie, France
  265. Fundación Index, Spain
  266. University of Arizona Libraries, USA
  267. University of Tehran, Digital Preservation Lab, Iran
  268. University of the Witwatersrand Libraries, South Africa
  269. University of British Columbia Library, Canada
  270. University of Minho, Portugal
  271. DEFF: Denmark’s Electronic Research Library
  272. Biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  273. VU University Library, Netherlands
  274. Manipal University, India
  275. McMaster University Library, Canada
  276. Universidad de Costa Rica
  277. Consorcio Madroño
  278. Singapore Management University
View Individual Signatories <https://www.coar-repositories.org/files/Elsevier-Statement-Signatories23.pdf>

The list of signatories is updated several times per week.

Sign on to the statement: <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LH0uJbtujsISyo0rk0hmDLDm3vuqXVLhWjTIOindw-Q/viewform?embedded=true>

Fuente: <https://www.coar-repositories.org/>

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