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Currently there are 10,469 hybrid journals indexed by JournalTOCs. An analysis of the data recorded for those journals, shows that all of them are currently using Creative Commons (CC) licenses for their Open Access (OA) articles. Following, we list the 16 biggest publishers of hybrid journals and the type of licenses they are offering for OA.

 

PubID Publisher Hybrid Journals Licence(s)
822 Springer-Verlag 2183 CC choices
424 Taylor & Francis 1710 CC choices
599 John Wiley & Sons 1514 CC choices
317 Elsevier 1407 CC choices, EUL
757 SAGE Publications 724 CC choices
415 Inderscience Publishers 397 CC choices
369 Emerald 309 CC-BY
715 Oxford University Press 299 CC choices
250 Cambridge University Press 188 CC choices
1142 Informahealthcare 177 CC choices
869 Thieme Medical Publishers 148 CC-BY-NC-ND
904 Wolters Kluwer 143 CC choices
239 Brill Academic Publishers 140 CC choices
636 Maney Publishing 139 CC choices
450 IEEE 113 CC choices, OAPA
916 World Scientific 109 CC choices

Conclusion: Every Hybrid Journal accepts or is using CC licenses

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Here is the presentation given by Brian Kelly at the NASIG 2014 Conference in Ft Worth, on 2 May 2014.

It describes how, via the JEMO Project, a solution using RSS feeds, for the problem of ensuring systematic and standard discoverability of the latest Open Access (OA) articles published in Hybrid journals, has been proposed and demonstrated.

As part of the JEMO Project, JournalTOCs will work with INASP to develop a consortia version of JournalTOCs Premium, which enables customisations of JournalTOCs for research, academic, commercial and institutional library and resource centres.

INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.

One of the INASP projects is called Journals Online (JOLs).  The aim of this project is to improve the production and publication processes of peer reviewed journals from developing and emerging countries.  Via JOLs, INASP help journals get online and support them to improve their online publishing standards and processes. This helps to improve the availability of such research publications and increases the discoverability and confidence readers have in the research journals in question and the individual articles that they are made up from.

There are currently 291 journals across the JOLs, with almost 25,000 articles of which 93% are open access full text.

One of the JEMO workpackages involves making sure that all current journals in the INASP JOLs project are included in JournalTOCs.   This will improve visibility and accessibility of the journal articles by making the many thousands of JournalTOCS users aware of JOLs content and allowing them to Follow the latest Tables of Contents (TOCs) of JOLS journals.  The articles published in INASP JOLs will also be of interest to the university and research libraries in developing countries that will receive free access to JournalTOCS Premium for 17 months from 1st April 2014 as part of the JEMO Project.

Journals Online titles which have recently been added to JournalTOCS include:

Bangladesh Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics – (Open Access)
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Journal of Chitwan Medical College – (Open Access)
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Mongolian Journal of International Affairs – (Open Access)
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International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders – (Open Access)
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Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences – (Open Access)
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Nepal Journal of Epidemiology – (Open Access)
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Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology – (Open Access)
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International Journal of Environment – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases – (Open Access)
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Ceiba – (Open Access)
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Sabaragamuwa University Journal – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery – (Open Access)
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Journal of Education and Research – (Open Access)
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Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences – (Open Access)
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Conservation Science – (Open Access)
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SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS – (Open Access)
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Sunsari Technical College Journal – (Open Access)
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International Journal of Life Sciences – (Open Access)
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Ceylon Medical Journal – (Open Access)
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Progressive Agriculture – (Open Access)
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Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology – (Open Access)
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Journal of Nobel Medical College – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies – (Open Access)
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Galle Medical Journal – (Open Access)
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Journal of Bangladesh Society of Physiologist – (Open Access)
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Agronomy Journal of Nepal – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Child Heath – (Open Access)
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Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics – (Open Access)
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Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Physics – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research – (Open Access)
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Ibrahim Medical College Journal – (Open Access)
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Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology – (Open Access)
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Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) – (Open Access)
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Journal of Diagnostic Pathology – (Open Access)
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Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism – (Open Access)
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Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management – (Open Access)
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Built-Environment Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) – (Open Access)
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Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology – (Open Access)
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Sri Lankan Journal of Physics – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension – (Open Access)
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Tropical Agricultural Research – (Open Access)
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Journal of Bio-Science – (Open Access)
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Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal – (Open Access)
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Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal – (Open Access)
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Kelaniya Journal of Management – (Open Access)
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We’re pleased with the response to the recent press release about JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration which will benefit libraries in developing countries.  INASP partner libraries in Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania are currently eligible for this offer, on a first come, first serve, basis.

A number of libraries have contacted JournalTOCs about the offer.

The press release has been picked up and announced by:

 

University and research libraries in developing countries are to benefit from collaboration between JournalTOCs and INASP.  Access to JournalTOCs Premium will be provided free for eligible INASP partner consortia for 17 months from 1st April 2014, and will enable participating libraries to develop and manage effective scholarly journal current awareness services for their researchers.

Based at the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, JournalTOCS Premium is a current awareness subscription service providing effective customisations to research, academic, commercial and institutional library and resource centres worldwide.  It is the institutional version of JournalTOCs, the largest, free collection of subscription and Open Access journal Tables of Contents.  JournalTOCS enables researchers to discover the newest scholarly papers coming directly from publishers as soon as they have been published online. It includes the latest Tables of Content from over 24,000 scholarly journals including more than 7,500 selected Open Access titles, from approximately 2,000 publishers. JournalTOCs is used by tens of thousands of individual researchers across all disciplines.

INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.  INASP’s work is funded by governmental and non-governmental development agencies and philanthropic foundations, with contributions from its partner countries.

The JournalTOCs Premium customisations for INASP consortia, developed as part of the EPSRC funded JEMO project, will give library users in participating libraries fast and easy discovery, alerts and access to the full-text of the most current papers published in the electronic journals to which the libraries subscribe, including (where applicable) journal content negotiated by INASP from over 40 major publishers, such as Annual Reviews, Bentham Science, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Emerald, IOP, Mary Ann Liebert, Nature Publishing, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Sage, Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley.  In addition, content from INASP’s Journal Online Projects (Bangladesh Journals Online, Latin America Journals Online, Mongolia Journals Online, Nepal Journals Online and Sri Lanka Journals Online) has been added to JournalTOCs and is included in the service.

Kay Raseroka, a past Director of the Library at the University of Botswana, past President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2003-2005, and Member of the Board of Trustees of INASP, said, “I am delighted that this project is going ahead.  It will help researchers in less developed countries to keep abreast of new scholarly papers as well as giving librarians an important role in the process.  Through the inclusion of the INASP Journals Online content, much of which is Open Access, it will also improve the accessibility and visibility of research from developing countries.”

As well as gaining free access to JournalTOCs Premium, INASP and participating libraries will provide valuable feedback and help JournalTOCs in the development of consortia versions of its subscription product for institutions.

The JournalTOCS / INASP collaboration is one of two parts of the JEMO project.  The other part of the project will demonstrate and promote among publishers the viability and advantages of using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) for enabling the systematic discovery of Open Access articles in hybrid journals.

Dr Ian Brotherston, Head of Enterprise Services at Heriot-Watt University said, “I am delighted that Heriot-Watt is supporting the JournalTOCs and the JEMO project via its EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.  JournalTOCs and JEMO are exactly the sort of product development programmes that in our view the Impact Acceleration Account was designed to support”

JournalTOCs Premium is currently trusted by a diverse range of libraries and information centres across the world.  In addition to academic libraries, among its customers are large pharmaceutical companies, hospital libraries, an agency of the United Nations (UN), and an aerospace research centre.

For more information about JournalTOCS Premium see http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/customise.php or email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk or phone: Elizabeth Johnson, Research & Enterprise Services, +44 (0)131 451 3192

For more information about INASP and their collaboration with JournalTOCS please email apowell@inasp.info or visit www.inasp.info

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The JEMO proposal for a conference session on “Hybrid journals: Ensuring systematic and standard discoverability of latest Open Access articles” has been accepted for the NASIG 29th Annual Conference on Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers to be held in Texas (USA) May 1st to 4th 2014.

The session will be presented by the renowned library and information science presenter Brian Kelly, who will discuss the challenge for research discovery and information providers to systematically identify the crucially important free full-text availability of OA articles published in hybrid journals, which are published together with pay-per-view or subscription articles. The need for an urgent solution to this challenge has been recognised through the creation of various initiatives initiated by national and worldwide institutions. For example the NISO Task Force on Open Access Metadata and Indicators.

The JEMO Research Team is working with six important publishers and is using the JournalTOCs service to trial possible solutions developed by using standard elements that are in agreement with the task force instigated by NISO to resolve this issue in a standardised manner. Brian will describe how the solutions have been prototyped by embedding article-level OA metadata in the TOC RSS feeds produced by the participant publishers. He will discuss the viability, advantages and issues found when using the proposed solution to systematically discover OA content from those eight publishers’ hybrid journals.

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is the preeminent organization for the North American serials community, and it assumes a leadership role in the global information environment. NASIG offers the most influential and dynamic annual conference in the serials industry, at which issues are intensely debated and speakers challenge assumptions and traditions. The focus of the NASIG 29th Conference includes: Electronic resource life cycle and management; Standards and systems of cataloguing and classification, metadata, and indexing; Technology and providing for discovery and access to electronic resources; Electronic resources standards, initiatives, best practices, and workflows and; Scholarly communication initiatives.

We will be posting summaries and updates on the research in progress to be done between now and the conference date. If successful, Brian would be presenting to NASIG participants an efficient method for enabling M2M discovery of OA articles regardless of where and how such articles have been published.

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