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    Open Access in the United Kingdom

    Eve, Martin Paul (2017) Open Access in the United Kingdom. In: Söllner, Konstanze and Mittermaier, Bernhard (eds.) Praxishandbuch Open Access. De Gruyter. ISBN Bernhard. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been a leader in the advance towards open access (OA) to scholarship and research.1 Indeed, a combination of centralized, state research-funding bodies, coupled with a nationwide openness and transparency agenda has created an economic and political climate in which discourses of open science and scholarship can flourish. Although different parts of UK policy on open access have not been universally well received by those in the academy and those in publishing, there have also been two official parliamentary hearings into open access; a set of reviews and recommendations, headed by Professor Adam Tickell; and a variety of implementation strategies from different private and public funders and institutions. In this chapter, I briefly cover the political and economic elements of open access as they have emerged in the UK, spanning: funders, politics, institutions, publishers, and academics. Please note that this chapter will be available openly one year after publication.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 17:53
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 08:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16684

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