On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 5:48 PM, Daniel Mietchen <
this situation was actually discussed in detail when the policy was
drafted, and it is reflected in two parts of the policy:
- Under "C. Published Materials. Researchers will publish any output
in an Open Access outlet under a Free License.", it states
"If a work based on the project is accepted for publication in a peer
reviewed outlet that does not make its articles available online, free
of charge, and under free licenses, an electronic copy of the author’s
accepted manuscript will be submitted to a public and permanently
archived repository by the official date of publication, without any
embargo period, and released under a Free License." ==> This basically
means you can publish in closed-access journals, as long as you make a
pre- or postprint openly available.
To clarify: Under the OA policy you are expected to publish the
post-print version, and if you cannot, you should ask for a limited waiver.
This is explained in Section D, Question 1 in the FAQ
On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:17 PM, Jonathan Morgan <jmorgan(a)wikimedia.org>
Thanks, Sydney and Pine.
This is timely, as Resources is currently re-vamping their
grant proposals (including research-focused
grants). So it's a good
hammer out our policy and process here.
Max: if you're willing to ping me off-list and relate some of the
your conversation, that will help me follow up on
the particular issue
you're facing right now.
I want this to be clear and easy for grantees going forward—if WMF is
funding research, we should be prepared to support the dissemination
research in a way that aligns with our values. In
the future, I would
to see grantees budget anticipated OA fees into
their requests, and a
process for vetting this during the proposal review period.
I know there has been some conversation between Research and Resources
around this issue in the past, but I don't know if there were decisions
made... more likely I'll need to start it back up again. We're all
working out the kinks in the OA policy (even
staff researchers are
understand the ramifications for our work).
I'll make sure to notify this list when I learn more.
On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Sydney Poore <sydney.poore(a)gmail.com
> Hi Max,
> This issue was discussed in the context of a paper about Wikipedia
> with medical students in the classroom.
> See the talk page and endorsements for the discussion that led to the
> grant being approved. .
> Sydney Poore
> Wiki Project Med Foundation
> WikiWomen's User Group
> Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sydney.e.poore
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Maximilian Klein <isalix(a)gmail.com>
>> Hello All,
>> As you might know WMF has an Open Access Policy that requires all
>> that they fund to be Open Access. A
strange consequence of this
>> that I recently ran into, is that it
requires researchers funded by
>> to publish OA -- but without providing
any funding to do so. That
>> recently completed an Individual
Engagement Grant (IEG), part of
>> was explicitly to write a paper about the
work, and when I wrote
>> to acquire funds for OA publishing, they
confirmed that the paper
>> the OA mandate but indicated that funds
were not available to pay
>> Has anyone else use WMF's Open Access Policy? What was your
>> Make a great day,
>> Max Klein ‽ http://notconfusing.com/
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