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Open science lunch

Rights Retention: Making it easier for authors to share

Are you still unsure about what rights retention is and how it works? Join us for this Open Science Lunch and engage in the conversation!

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Open Science Lunch

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About the topic

Author’s Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) that are made openly available in an institutional repository are an important source of scientific knowledge for the readers who cannot afford to buy access to subscription journals. Making one’s AAM openly available (i.e. self-archiving) is also an equitable route for making one’s publication open access, as authors do not have to pay article processing charges that are often associated with open access publications.

Until recently, the availability of this open access route depended on whether a publisher allowed it. In the last few years the situation has changed, as funders and institutions started adopting rights retention policies, which make it possible for authors to retain their right to self-archive – regardless of a publisher’s policy.

In this Open Science Lunch we will talk about rights retention with representatives from a funder and a research institution:

Marte Qvenild, senior advisor at the Research Council of Norway, will talk about the background for and experiences with cOAlition S’s rights retention strategy, and the Council’s outlook for the future. 

Per Pippin Aspaas, head of library research and publishing support at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, will share UiT’s experiences with their rights retention policy that has been in force since 1 January 2022.

How to join

The event is open to everybody and you can join online on Zoom (Zoom link here).