Digital.CSIC fact sheets collection to comply Open Access mandates [03/11/2015]
Open Access is being favored by the OA mandates of funding agencies to compel researchers to make their research results available and free. The DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office helps CSIC’s authors to comply with these mandates since 2011. Now we have created several fact sheets with instructions to make easily comprehensible the OA mandates and explain authors how to comply with them. Among these mandates are: Horizon2020 (the EU framework programme for research and innovation), the Spanish Science Law, the CAM law (Autonomous community of Madrid) and the Open Access URICI-CSIC Fund. Additionally, another fact sheet informs about how CSIC’s authors can comply with OA mandates through Digital.CSIC repository.
Max Planck researchers to benefit from open access agreement with Springer [26/10/2015]
Springer and the Max Planck Digital Library in Germany have signed an agreement which allows Max Planck researchers to publish their papers open access in more than 1,600 Springer subscription journals and access to over 2,000 Springer journals in total. The Springer Compact agreement, made for the first time with a large single research institution, combines reading and open access publishing in one payment scheme. A pilot in nature, its aim is to gain experience to help prepare a framework for a sustainable model of open access publishing and access to Springer’s subscription journals. Full info.
Digital.CSIC 2015 International Open Access Week [19/10/2015]
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), through its institutional repository Digital.CSIC, celebrates the Open Access Week 2015 (October 19-25). "Open for collaboration" is the theme for this 2015 OA week as the power of openness to drive collaboration and advance research. Digital.CSIC will join this international event expressing its commitment to cooperate with the expansion of the open access. Click here to see how Digital.CSIC gets involved with the open access movement.