Global coalition of organisations denounce Elsevier’s new “sharing” policy

coar-logoA group of organisations led by  COAR – the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, and including SPARC – the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, LIBER – the  European Research Library Association, the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Creative Commons, has come together to call into question a recently announced policy from Elsevier, on sharing via institutional repositories. The new policy limits dramatically what authors can do with accepted versions of manuscripts, imposing embargoes in some cases of up to 4 years. The AOASG has signed it and we encourage others to do so.

The Conversation has published a blog that discusses the policy’s implications more.

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