[Cc-it] open content license for research papers
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Mar 10 Maggio 2005 12:06:51 EDT
A Proposal for an Open Content Licence for Research Paper (Pr)ePrints
Many academic papers that are to be submitted to refereed conferences
and journals have been previously exposed to the author's colleagues.
The term 'preprints' has long been used to describe such documents.
'Departmental Working Paper' series were for many years a
conventional vehicle for their publication. In the modern world,
preprints are frequently transmitted electronically, variously as
email attachments and as files available for download over FTP or
When a preprint is made available electronically, it is likely that
the author provides the recipient not only with a copy, but also with
a copyright licence. In most cases, however, the licence is only
implicit, and the terms of the licence are unclear. This creates the
potential for considerable uncertainties, and those uncertainties are
of serious concern in the context of tension between for-profit
publishers of refereed articles and the research communities that
referee and edit them for-gratis, and depend on them for early access
This paper briefly reviews the open content and ePrints movements,
considers the interests of the various stakeholders, proposes a set
of licence terms intended to satisfy the needs of all parties, and
concludes that a particular Creative Commons licence-type should be
applied to all electronic preprints.
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