Actually, it's mostly angels in the details this time :-).
We were celebrating this announcement some time ago, but I completely forgot to forward it
to this list. All articles published with money from Vetenskapsrådet will from 2017 be
forced to use CC BY to be able to get new funding. (Vetenskapsrådet already now encourage
researchers that want funding to publish with a CC BY license).
Also, all research data will be released under a free license (most likely CC0). However,
this might not be binding until 2025... We, and others, have pointed out that this change
should be possible to do a lot faster. We will see if they stick with that time table or
It's also great that they in their report write "we recommend a shift with
respect to scientific publishing, from a subscription-based system to one of open
access." Something that really is a paradigm shift!
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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:49:57 +0000
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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:28:35 -0800
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This is great news! I haven't had a chance to dig into the proposal, but
this sounds promising: "All scientific publications shall have a Creative
Commons (CC) license."
On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 2:45 AM, Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov <
Thanks for the update, Stevie!
Sounds great. Let's hope openly available as in cc-by and not as in
"you're only allowed to look at it through a frame on a hard-to-find
2015-02-18 11:20 GMT+01:00 Stevie Benton <stevie.benton(a)wikimedia.org.uk>uk>:
The Swedish Research Council has just proposed new guidelines on open
access. To quote from their website
The basic principles in the proposed national guidelines are
that scientific publications and artistic works, as well as research data
forming the basis for scientific publications, that are the result of
publicly funded research, must be openly available.
I'm sure the devil is in the detail but this seems like excellent news!
John and Jan, do you know much about this? What's the background?
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