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Sunday, June 08, 2008

On OA journals and licenses

Klaus Graf, License Status of Open Access Journals, Archivalia, June 5, 2008.
The first journals with the SPARC Europe Open Access Seal were added to the Directory of Open Access Journals: [see screenshot] ...

Unfortunately only the publishers can add the license status to DOAJ (personal mail by Anna-Lena Johansson, May 21, 2008). This decision isn't appropriate. None of the many BioMedCentral CC-BY journals is tagged with CC-BY in DOAJ.

According to my mantra make all research results CC-BY I recommend that all Open Access journals should apply for the SPARC Europe OA seal.

If a journal publisher don't want CC-BY it should consider another CC license.

But anyway publishers should make the license and self-archiving status of the journal clear. Here are some tips. ...