SFI and Open Access

Ireland“From 1 February 2009 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) joined with other research funders worldwide to mandate that research publications arising in whole or in part from their funding must be lodged in an open access repository as soon as possible (maximum 6 months) after publication. See funder policies here. The SFI policy: confirms the freedom of researchers to publish first wherever they feel is the most appropriate; allows that the protection of intellectual property arising from the publication takes precedence over open access depositing and indeed over any form of publication; recommends that institutional and disciplinary repositories should be used in preference to an author’s own website …” (more)

[Aoife Geraghty, Read Around Research, 22 April]

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