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Projects :: PEER

PEER: Publishing and the Ecology of European Research

Pioneering collaboration between publishers, repositories and researchers

PEER Project

PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research), supported by the EC eContentplus programme, will investigate the effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research. The project is a collaboration between publishers, repositories and researchers and will last from 2008 to 2011.
Peer-reviewed journals play a key role in scholarly communication and are essential for scientific progress and European competitiveness. The publishing and research communities share the view that increased access to the results of EU-funded research is necessary to maximise their use and impact. However, they hold different views on whether mandated deposit in open access repositories will achieve greater use and impact. There are also differences of opinion as to the most appropriate embargo periods. No consensus has been reached on a way forward so far.
The lack of consensus on these key issues stems from a lack of clear evidence of what impact the broad and systematic archiving of research outputs in open access repositories might be, but PEER aims to change this.

Contact information

MABE Michael
2nd Floor, Prama HouseBanbury Road 267
OX2 7HT Oxford
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel. +44 1865 339321
Fax. +44 1865 339325

Participants

Coordinator: STICHTING SECRETARIAAT VAN DE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL & MEDICAL PUBLISHERS, THE NETHERLANDS

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
STICHTING SECRETARIAAT VAN DE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL & MEDICAL PUBLISHERS THE NETHERLANDS
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE FRANCE
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE FRANCE
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD GERMANY
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. GERMANY
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS GERMANY
STICHTING SURF THE NETHERLANDS

Last update: 25/07/2012

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