Statement of principle from the UKPMC Publishers Panel in relation to re-use of documents for which an open access fee has been paid
The UKPMC Publishers Panel is made up of representatives of the funders of UK PubMed Central1 and the following trade associations: The Publishers Association; the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers; and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. As such, the UKPMC Publishers Panel has no authority to bind individual rights-holders in relation to the terms governing re-use of content for which an open access fee has been paid. The UKPMC Publishers Panel has, however, agreed the following statement of principle in relation to the re-use of documents for which an open access or sponsorship fee has been paid.
Statement of Principle
1. It is in the interests of fostering and promoting research that such documents may be freely copied and used for text and data mining purposes, provided that such uses are fully attributed, undertaken on a non-commercial basis, and do not interfere with any moral rights of the author(s) of the documents."Commercial" is taken here to include (but not be limited to) the use of documents by for-profit organisations for promotional purposes, whether for a fee or otherwise.
2. These documents are protected by copyright and/or other applicable law.Where content in the document is identified as belonging to a third party, consent should be obtained from the third party for the right to re-use this content.
3. In addition to making the document openly and freely accessible to all users worldwide at the time of publication, other re-use of the content, including but not limited to further redistribution, adaptation and translation, is encouraged under licence from individual rightsholders.
4. The UKPMC Funders recognise the value that publishers add to the research process and acknowledge that the costs associated with publishingare legitimate research costs and encourage the implementation of clear funding mechanisms for meeting these costs.