Re: Do PrePrints and PostPrints Need a Copyright Licence?

From: Sally Morris (ALPSP) <"Sally>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 09:21:49 +0100

I seem unable to post to JISC-Development Digest from my current email
address but I daresay everyone reads this list too!


From: "Sally Morris (ALPSP)" <>
To: "jisc development discussion forum" <JISC-DEVELOPMENT_at_JISCMAIL.AC.UK>

Not a direct response to this issue, but it is interesting (and perhaps
worrying) that our study showed up the fact that 18% of Full OA journals
do not require any copyright agreement (whether licence or transfer) from
authors, leaving the copyright status of the journal's contents completely
unclear; at the other extreme, 14% do require authors to transfer


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>> Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 20:23:43 +0100
>> From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
>> Subject: Do PrePrints and PostPrints Need a Copyright Licence?
>> As Roger Clarke's email form letter to Repository Managers is being
>> circulated quite widely, I would accordingly like to make these comments
>> and suggestions publicly:
>> (1) For the unrefereed, unpublished preprint, it is a good idea to do
>> as Roger recommends: to adopt some form of provisional Creative Commons
>> License rather than just putting it "nakedly" on the Web when
>> self-archiving
>> it.
>> (2) This does not apply, however,, to the final, refereed, accepted,
>> published draft (the postprint), which is published in a journal, which
>> will have its own copyright transfer agreement, signed with the
>> publisher,
>> and which is the primary target of the Open Access movement.
>> "Apercus of WOS Meeting: Making Ends Meet in the Creative Commons"
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