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Open access to doctoral thesis

3 replies, 3 voices Last updated by  Peter Suber 1 week, 1 day ago
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  • #38141

    Hans de Jonge
    Participant
    @hldejonge

    Dear members of the OA book network,

    Hope you are able to help me with the following. Some weeks ago I came across a very useful post or guide regarding open access to PhD theses. Among others, it covered the well-known discussion / fears of PhD-students in the humanities that they wont get a book contract with commercial publishers for a monograph based on a thesis that was made OA before. Discussion on the need to have embargos (or not) etc. I think I may have seen this on twitter. But I cant remember where and when. Has anyone seen it and / or can point me to an authoritative source where this topic is treated well? I am aware of this work by Jill Cirasella an Polly Thistlethwaite: https://www.grad.miami.edu/_assets/pdf/open-access-and-the-graduate-author_-a-dissertation-anxiety-manua.pdf

    Hans de Jonge

    Head of Open Science policies

    Dutch Research Council NWO

  • #38576

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Hi Hans,

    This is possibly not what you’re after, but I did find a list of resources from UKRIO about this topic: https://ukrio.org/research-integrity-resources/research-integrity-resources/open-access-and-doctoral-theses/

    Hopefully others will have something more longform/authoritative (thanks for flagging that manual; I hadn’t come across it before).

    All best,

    Lucy

  • #38989

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Just to follow up here (and not intended to hijack the thread) but does anyone know if there has been an effort to collate a resource that sets out publisher policies on this issue? We had a question about OA books and doctoral theses at the Frankfurt Book Fair panel on the OAPEN OA Books Toolkit, and it’s sparked a discussion on Twitter (https://twitter.com/alittleroad/status/1316753344384454660?s=20) about the potential usefulness of such a resource.

    Would be good to know if anything like this exists, or if anyone would be interested in trying to create it!

  • #39055

    Peter Suber
    Participant
    @petersuber

    The Open Access Tracking Project has been covering this topic. See the items tagged with both “oa.etds” and “oa.embargoes”.

    http://tagteam.harvard.edu/hubs/oatp/item_search?q=%23oa.etds+%23oa.embargoes

    The items are listed in the order tagged (most recent first), not the order published. I just tagged some older items to make sure they were included.

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