The Dutch government has set the target that by 2020, 100% of scientific publications financed with public money must be open access. As iCIS, we are not even half way. In the Radboud Repository less than 50% of the publications by Data Science, Software Science, and Digital Security are listed as open access. The slides below make a case for a new Open Access Strategy at iCIS that involves:
- Putting all iCIS publications on-line after a reasonable time (as permitted by Dutch copyright law), preferably in the Radboud Repository;
- Encouraging so-called diamond open access publishing (where open access publications are paid by donations and volunteer work from authors, editors, peer reviewers, and web masters);
- Discouraging closed access as well as so-called gold open access publishing (where authors pay expensive article processing charges);
- Complementing the iCIS Research Data Management policy and protocol.
Presented at the iCIS strategy day on 20 October 2020.
Update: iCIS may participate in the You Share, We Care project.