DBT-DST Open Access Policy - Now 2nd Draft available for public comments

Stevan Harnad amsciforum at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 10 16:19:20 EDT 2014

Dear Anup,

Nothing could be more predictable than Elsevier's proposal for ruining your
excellent OA mandate proposal:

*Elsevier-1: "Pay Gold rather than providing Green. It's better."*

*Recommended Response*: *No, thanks... ;>)*

*Elsevier-2: "Allow OA embargoes of longer than 12 months after

*Recommended Response*: *No, thanks... ;>)*.

*Elsevier-3: "Don't require deposit immediately upon acceptance: make it
immediate upon publication."*

*Recommended Response*: *No, thanks... ;>)*

*Elsevier-4: "Don't require deposit of the author's final draft; in fact
don't recommend deposit at all: Let us do the deposit for you, at the
appointed time..."*

*Recommended Response*: *No, thanks... ;>)*.

Best wishes,


On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM, anup kumar das <anupdas2072 at gmail.com>

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> Dear Colleagues,
> Now DBT-DST open access policy redrafted based on your inputs. They are
> open to more inputs till Nov 17. Also compare which clauses are dropped
> from the first draft. Here is the revised draft available online:
> http://www.dbtindia.nic.in/policy/DBT-DST_Open_Access_Policy_2nd_Draft.pdf
> Comments/ Responses already available for the first draft of DBT-DST Open
> Access Policy
> 1. Comments on the Proposed Open Access Policy of the DBT-DST by the
> Centre for Internet and Society, India
> http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/cis-comments-to-the-department-of-biotechnology-and-department-of-science-open-access-policy
> 2. India’s DBT and DST Call for Comments on Draft Open Access Policy with
> Respect to Public Funded Research by SpicyIP Tidbit
> http://spicyip.com/2014/07/spi
> cyip-tidbit-indias-dbt-and-dst-call-for-comments-on-draft-open-access-policy-with-respect-to-public-funded-research.html
> 3. Bravo to India’s DBT / DST on their proposed open access policy! by Dr.
> Heather Morrison
> http://sustainingknowledgecommons.org/2014/07/05/bravo-to-indias-dbt-dst-on-their-proposed-open-access-policy/
> 4. Elsevier Response on DBT-DST Open Access Policy
> http://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/213476/Elsevier_Response-on-DBT-DST-OPEN-ACCESS-POLICY.PDF
> 5. Why not all research data be on Open Access?
> http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/107/07/1093.pdf
> <http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.currentscience.ac.in%2FVolumes%2F107%2F07%2F1093.pdf&h=HAQHGZ6K-&enc=AZPmAO2rAxRmgf2BkOsVGZckUd-_jL5QKXXaGp3EqKe8cM5BaarAbmPLUkal6HhzGqdgMyyrc4Hcvii5sumhI5JxoXx2t9fURwm7FPEr_mROXRvJV-kx_zxrqx-6kkCQwaQRgHZPdTLIttIbqLk_oHR6&s=1>
> With Best Regards
> Anup
> On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 7:31 PM, <goal-request at eprints.org> wrote:
> Re: Open Access Policy on Website for Comments-Revised (4.7.2014) (Stevan
> Harnad)
> From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum at gmail.com>
> The DBT/DST OA Mandate is excellent. It includes all six critical
> conditions for a natural, effective, verifiable and successful policy:
> 1. Author freedom of choice of journal is preserved.
> 2. Author may choose Green OA self-archiving or Gold OA publishing
> 3. Final refereed draft must be deposited in institutional repository
> immediately upon acceptance for publication
> 4. Funding is contingent on immediate deposit
> 5. Publisher embargo on making the immediate-deposit OA not to exceed 12
> months
> 6. Repository should have the copy-request Button so author can provide
> individual access during embargo
> The critical conditions are excerpted below:
> DBT/DST Open Access Policy
> Grantees can make their papers open-access by publishing in an open-access
> journal or, if they choose to publish in a subscription journal, by posting
> the final accepted manuscript to an online repository.  What should be
> deposited? The final accepted manuscript (after refereeing, revision, etc.)
>  Where to deposit? The manuscript should be deposited in the grantee?s own
> institution?s interoperable institutional repository (IR). If the
> institution does not yet have an IR of its own, then the paper should be
> deposited in the central repository, which will be created by *DBT/DST.*
> When to deposit? Deposits should be made within one week of acceptance by
> the journal. However, if the journal insists on an embargo, the material
> should still be deposited, but the repository will keep the deposited
> papers non-OA and only make it fully OA at the end of the embargo period.
> Suggest that the period of embargo not be greater than one year.
> Articles under an embargo can still be made available to individuals by
> use of the Request Button available with the IR software. By use of the
> Request Button, a reader may automatically send a request for a copy to the
> author, as is commonly done by other communication means.
> Who should deposit? The principal investigator (PI) or someone authorized
> by the PI, or anyone authorized by the head of the institution where the
> work is carried out (such as the librarian), can deposit the papers. Both
> the PI and the head of the institution will be responsible for timely
> deposit of the paper.
> Depositing in a repository is mandatory Unless the deposit ID is quoted in
> the project report as well as in future proposals for funding, the
> proposals will not be considered.
> The DBT/DST recommend/s that all authors receiving funds from DBT/DST
> should, at the time of returning the copyright transfer form, inform the
> publisher that they would retain the right to place the full-text of the
> final author version in the institution?s IR and DBT/DST Central. This can
> be achieved by attaching to the copyright transfer agreement the DBT/DST
> author addendum.
> Stevan Harnad
> On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 1:55 AM, Subbiah Arunachalam <
> subbiah.arunachalam at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > Here is the proposed OA policy for DBT and DST, Government of India.
> > http://dbtindia.nic.in/docs/DBT-DST_Open_Access_Policy.pdf
> > Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
> > With best regards,
> > Arun
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> *Dr. Anup Kumar Das*
> Centre for Studies in Science Policy
> School of Social Sciences
> Jawaharlal Nehru University
> New Delhi - 110067, India
> Web: www.anupkumardas.blogspot.com
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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