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Publication and self-archiving policies

To define and implement a new strategy to increase the visibility of French publishers’ policies for the dissemination of articles published in their journals and to accompany the necessary evolution of these policies.

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Article 30 of the Law for a Digital Republic and the forthcoming implementation of Plan S have increased the need for French publishers of scientific journals to precisely define their policies regarding the dissemination of articles published in their journals and to display such policies.

For these publishers this raises the question of where and how to declare their publication policies beyond their own websites. The Héloise service is no longer being updated and indeed will soon be stopped. The JISC product Sherpa Romeo is the main internationally recognised reference base for publishing policies. In 2020, JISC released a new version of Sherpa Romeo with improved modelling of the different options available for disseminating open access articles and a new API which makes the integration of this service easier. Nonetheless, Sherpa Romeo does not always respond to the requirements of French journals whose editorial models and copyright policies are sometimes not well-understood.

A working group, Publication Policies and Self-Archiving, has been set up by the Committee for Open Science to specifically study this subject, devise a new strategy to improve the visibility of French publication policies and accompany their necessary evolution. This group will aim to establish a partnership with Sherpa Romeo and will be able to base its work on the Mir@bel network to set up a new operational system in 2021.

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  • To rethink how French journals' publication policies are collected, formatted and distributed in terms of the dissemination of articles and deposits in open archives ;
  • To give these policies international visibility in partnership with the JISC and the Sherpa Romeo service;
  • To steer the implementation of a new operational mechanism which the Mir@bel network has been asked to run;
  • To ensure that journals and their publishers are supported in this transition;
  • To study the right mechanisms to automate the exchange between publishers and open archives of metadata associated with published articles.
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photo Bernard Teissier
Documentary research officer in charge of the Documentary and Digital Resource Centre at the National School of State Public Works (ENTPE), an engineering school in the field of sustainable regional development.  
photo Bernard Teissier
Bernard Teissier
Documentary research officer in charge of the Documentary and Digital Resource Centre at the National School of State Public Works (ENTPE), an engineering school in the field of sustainable regional development.  

He is a specialist in document engineering and one of the founders of the Mir@bel network which produces a shared knowledge base on online journals. Currently, he co-manages the network and helps steer Mir@bel’s developments which serve open science. He is also directing the project to create a French version of Sherpa Romeo.

Members
  • Cécile BEAUCHAMPS (Presses universitaires de Caen)
  • Odile CONTAT (MESRI)
  • Nathalie FARGIER (CCSD)
  • Julie GAZIER (Presses de Sciences Po)
  • François GÈZE (SNE, La Découverte)
  • Sandra GUIGONIS (OpenEdition)
  • Agnès HENRI (EDP Sciences)
  • Hélène HOCH (Dalloz)
  • Nathalie LARMANJAT (Presses de Sciences Po)
  • Christine OLLENDORFF (Arts et Métiers)
  • Thomas PARISOT (Cairn.info)
  • Anne SIMONEAU (EDP Sciences)
  • Charles RUELLE (PUF & Belin)
  • Jean-Baptiste DE VATHAIRE (Cairn.info)
  • Célia VAUDAINE (Centre Mersenne)
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