I think the new open access policy of the American Chemical Society
will interest you, if you have not already read about it.
Still no permission from IUCr to the COD for downloading the CIF files ?
Maybe the COD will obtain permission to download the CIF files from
ACS before IUCr ? We have already the American Mineralogist
permission (from the beginning in fact).
Armel Le Bail
Universite du Maine
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Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 1:34 PM
Subject: [CHMINF-L] American Chemical Society broadens access to its articles
I believe the following will be of interest to readers of this list.
Links to further information are at the
bottom of the press release; you may feel
free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
American Chemical Society broadens access
to its articles Conditions set for free
availability one year after publication
The American Chemical Society, the world's
largest scientific society, is
broadening access to research articles published in its 33 scholarly
journals. The Society is introducing two new experimental policies that
define how readers can view free digital versions of ACS articles beginning
one year after publication.
First, in response to public access guidelines
recently released by the
NIH(1), the ACS will post, for public accessibility 12 months after
publication, the peer-reviewed version of authors' manuscripts on the
National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central during 2005. The NIH policy
encourages authors whose work it funds to submit their peer-reviewed
manuscripts to PubMed Central, the agency's free digital archive of
biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Commenting on this new service, ACS Publications
Senior Vice President Brian
Crawford said, "We understand that NIH-funded authors will wish to comply
voluntarily with the NIH's policy request. By introducing this service, the
ACS will take on the administrative burden of compliance and at the same
time will ensure the integrity of the scientific literature by depositing
the appropriate author version of the manuscript after peer-review."
Second, as a value-added service to ACS
authors and a method of further
opening access to its content, the full-text version of all research
articles published in ACS journals will be made available at no charge via
an author-directed Web link 12 months after final publication. Allowing
unrestricted access to articles 12 months after publication is an expansion
of the Society's current practice of permitting 50 downloads of authors'
articles free of charge during the first year of publication. This
initiative will go into effect during 2005.
"We are very pleased to expand access
in this way to research published in
ACS journals," said Crawford. "It is fundamental to the ACS mission to
support and promote the research enterprise and to foster communication
among its scientists. Providing unrestricted access via author-directed
links 12 months after publication - in addition to the 50 free e-prints
currently allowed during the first year of publication - reinforces that
Robert Bovenschulte, president of the
ACS Publications Division, said "These
experimental policies balance the important goal of expanding dissemination
of research with the need to preserve the integrity of the scientific record
as well as the viability of our journals program."
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit
organization, chartered by the
U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 158,000
chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals
and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational,
science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in
Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
(1) Notice Number NOT-OD-05-022/
Released: March 7, 2005
Related Press Releases:
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author-directed article access:
. American Chemical Society policy will offer service to authors of
NIH-funded research articles: http://pubs.acs.org/pressrelease/nih.html
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