[CODATA-international] FW: Open access legislation and LIBER's model zero-embargo law

RICE Robin R.Rice at ed.ac.uk
Wed Mar 24 13:49:54 EDT 2021


In light of recent discussion about open access publications and the status of OA requirements in different countries, I thought this initiative might be of interest.

Robin Rice
Data Librarian and Head, Research Data Support
Library & University Collections
University of Edinburgh
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Dear COAR colleagues,

There are already a number of countries around that world that have adopted legislation requiring open access to publicly-funded research articles, in particular in several countries in Europe<https://libereurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LIBER_national_legislation_OA.pdf> and Latin America<http://ru.iibi.unam.mx/jspui/handle/IIBI_UNAM/TM16>.

However, many of these laws still include embargo periods of 6-12 months.

Our colleagues at LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) have launched a campaign<https://libereurope.eu/zeroembargo/> to advocate for the adoption of legislations with zero embargo periods for self-archiving of research articles and monographs into open access repositories in Europe.

They have developed a model law that countries can adopt, which is available here: https://libereurope.eu/draft-law-for-the-use-of-publicly-funded-scholarly-publications/

At COAR, we very much support these efforts by LIBER and hope that they may be applicable elsewhere and useful for advocacy activities outside of Europe.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Best, Kathleen

Kathleen Shearer
Executive Director
Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

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