Library Introductory Course on Information Resources & Open Access in December

FHI Library Workshop: Information Resources & Open Access

This interactive online workshop will introduce available options for making your research outputs open access. Discover which publishing fees are paid centrally or by the FHI library and get practical tips on how to adopt open access practices in your research area. Furthermore, you will get an overview of useful search tools.

Friday, December 10, 2021 –11am

The workshop will be held online and lasts about 45 minutes.

Please register and inform us (library@fhi-berlin.mpg.de) about your focus of interest.

Die DFG und Open Access

Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) stellt auf einer neuen Webseite zum Thema „Open Access“ ausführlich ihre Maßnahmen zur Unterstützung der Open-Access-Transformation vor. Unter anderem werden das nationale und internationale Engagement der DFG für Open Access sowie ihre Open-Access-Policy erläutert.

https://www.dfg.de/foerderung/programme/infrastruktur/lis/open_access/

Plan S is Coming Soon

The cOAlition S will implement Plan S from January 1, 2021.

The cOAlition S is the initiative of a group of national research funding organizations that will make Open Access publishing mandatory in their funded projects from 2021. cOAltion S is supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC).

The cOAlitions S has developed Plan S, which states that scientific publications from funded research must be published immediately in Open Access after the rules of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access.

Plan S sets out 10 principles. The most important points are:

  • Authors or their instituttions retain copyright.
  • Use of Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) is mandatory (or a similar license or a more open license).
  • There will be no more paywalls.
  • Immediate open access to scientific publications without embargoes should be guaranteed.
  • Publication in hybrid/mirror/sister journals is no longer permitted.

To fulfill the requirements of Plan S, authors can publish their scientific results in full Open Access journals. In addition, it will be possible to publish in so-called transformative journals in the coming years. Authors can also use the green road of Open Access to meet the requirements of Plan S. Therefore, authors can publish in journals that allow them to store the accepted author manuscript without embargo in our institutional repository MPG.PuRe. Please contact the library for assistance.

By the End of 2020, cOAlition S will implement a Plan S Journal Checker Tool. This offers the authors a helpful tool to decide in which journal the next publication, e. g. of results from an EU project, should take place.

Coalition S – Implementation

The cOAlition S has released an implementation guidance on Plan S. Eleven European research funding organizations published Plan S in September 2018. It defines ten principles for the transition by 2020 to open access.

The main roads for Plan S are:

  • Publication in Open Access Journals or Platforms;
  • Deposit of Versions of Record (VoR) or Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in Open Access repositories without embargo;
  • Publication in ‘hybrid’ journals only under transformative agreements;

For the deposition of scholarly content in open access repositories: Preprint servers are not suffucient to be compliant.