Category Archives: Open Access

Workshop “Research Data Management” – Few places available!

For the workshop "Research Data Management in African Studies" (10-11 October 2018 in Bayreuth) few places are still available! [caption id="attachment_4679" align="alignright" width="200"] Creative Commons CC0[/caption] If you have questions or would like to register please email Aïsha Othman and Andrea Nicolas at fid-afrikastudien@ub.uni-frankfurt.de. 10-11 October 2018, Bayreuth University All lectures will be held in German…
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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 4)

Since not all academic authors exercise their right to secondary publication, some universities and other institutions now want to commit their employees to self-archiving. However, the idea of a "duty of secondary publication" is met with criticism from some scholars. Secondary publication as a right or a duty? The secondary publication right, i.e. the right…
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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 3)

According to German law, authors have the right to self-archive their academic articles on the internet one year after the print publication. However, this right applies only within Germany, and is, moreover, limited to non-university staff. The German Copyright Act authorizes authors to make a secondary publication or self-archive their scientific articles on the internet…
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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 2)

According to German copyright law, a one-year embargo period hast to be observed for scholarly articles before secondary publication. After that, self-archiving of the manuscript is permissible in most cases. German secondary publication law does not include books, chapters in books, or articles in once-only works, such as individual conference proceedings or commemorative publications (Festschrift).…
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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 1)

German copyright law allows authors under certain circumstances to make a copy of a scholarly work available online (/self-archiving) after having published it with a publisher. Many scholars are familiar with the experience: they just published a new article or they meet new colleagues at a conference when the question comes up where their work…
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Workshop: data management in African Studies

This workshop is organized into three parts: 1. Infrastructure and Best Practice Examples, 2. Legal Perspectives, and 3. Perspectives from African Studies. The workshop is aimed at researchers and offers the opportunity to enter into a dialogue with legal experts and data archiving experts and will specifically address subject-specific questions.
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Open Library of Humanities

At the Open Library of Humanities, open access publications are funded through a model of library partnership subsidies (LPS). This allows OLH to collectively fund the venue and its array of journals. Libraries can thereby support information infrastructure instead of simply purchasing journals.
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Video explaining Open Access publishing (in German)

The video (in German) gives an overview of the history of scholarly publishing and the origins of the Open Access movement. The "golden" and the "green" path are presented as strategies for open access publishing. The advantages and disadvantages of Open Access are discussed, especially with regard to Article Processing Charges.
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