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Open Access

Open Access Week 2018

Theme:
"Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge"

October 22 - November 4, 2018

Exhibit(Excerpt)

HERMES-IR Usage from around the world

HERMES-IR is accessed from all around the world.

 We mapped which countries accessed HERMES-IR during FY2017

along with the number/amount of usage.

 

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HERMES-IR Number of Page views

  A quick look into which pages recieved the most number of page views

  in FY 2017.

 

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Hitotsubashi University Open Access Policy

Hitotsubashi University adopted an Open Access Policy in October 2017. All research outputs by university faculty members that are made Open Access can be accessed via Hitotsubashi University Repository HERMES-IR.



Hitotsubashi University Open Access Policy

Approved by the President on October 19, 2017

(Objective)
1. Hitotsubashi University (hereinafter “the University”) hereby prescribes the Open Access Policy based on its Mission Statement in order to develop, accumulate, and widely publish intellectual and cultural property rich in originality for the creation and study of new fields in the social sciences.

(Open Access to Research Outputs)
2. The University provides open public access to the research outputs by the full-time faculty of the University (hereinafter “the Faculty Member”) published by commercial publishers, academic societies, or departments in the University via the Hitotsubashi University Repository (hereinafter “the Repository”). The ownership of the copyright of such research outputs will not be transferred to the University.

(Exception)
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the University will not make the specific research outputs public via the Repository due to copyright or similar protection.

(Non-retroactive)
4. This policy shall not apply to the research outputs published prior to its implementation or contractually conflicting with it.

(Submission of Research Outputs and Deposit in the Repository)
5. The Faculty Member will submit his/her research outputs, which would be permitted to be deposited in the Repository (e.g. published article, accept manuscript) as soon as possible. Deposit, release, subsequent use, and all other issues related to the Repository shall be implemented according to the operational guidelines of the Repository.

(Others)
6. The parties concerned shall negotiate the open access issues unstated in this policy.

(Effective Date)
7. This Policy will be in effect as of April 1, 2018.

What is Open Access?

Open access is where research literature is published free to read online, with a clearly identifiable reuse license. Open Access is a key tool aimed against the rapidly rising costs of journal subscription prices, and at the same time accelarates interdisciplinary research and innovation, resulting in more research output taken up by society.

Authors also merit from making his/her research output open access. Open access articles have a greater potential readership, meaning they recieve more access, resulting in higher numbers of citations. Authors are also able to read their articles anytime, anywhere via the internet.

Open Access is now a global movement. In the United States, the National Institute of Health(NIH) issued a Pulic Access Policy in 2008 which mandates research papers describing research funded by the National Institutes of Health to be available to the public free through PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. In the UK, the RCUK also issued an Open Access Policy in 2012 stating all research which acknowledge Research Council funding allow "immediate, unrestricted, on‐line access to peer‐reviewed and published research papers, free of any access charge and with maximum opportunities for re‐use." In Japan, funders have also requested that publicly funded research should be made available to the public free of charge.

See also: (Japanese Only)

How to acheive Open Access

There are 2 routes to making research output openly accessible:

<< Gold Open Access >>
Gold open access is when either the author or their institutions and funders pay an APC(Article Processing Charge) to publish an article in a fully open access journal or hybrid journal.

<< Green Open Access >>
Green open access is the practice of making a research output available by placing a version of an author's manuscript into a repository. Researchers affiliated with Hitotsubashi University can make their research open by submitting to Hitotsubashi University Repository HERMES-IR.

What is an Institutional Repository?

An Institutional Repository is an archive for collecting and preserving digital copies of the research output of a research institution. Hitotsubashi University's repository, HERMES-IR, collects and disseminates research materials published by its members once permission can be obtained. Our collections include Doctoral Dissertations submitted after 2013, departmental bulletin papers, working papers, University Archives, the Libraries special collections and more. For more information, please see:

Contact

Hitotsubashi University Library Digital Resources Section

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