The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne supports open access by offering its researchers and teachers the possibility to freely distribute their scientific publications through an open repository : the portail HAL de l’URCA. The deposit of scientific publications, in agreement with the co-authors and in compliance with the publisher's policy, reinforces the visibility and scientific excellence of the University and its members.
The national position on Open Access (OA) is to promote the Green road : here it is the authors themselves who self-archive their publications in an open repository. OA has been put forward as the future of academic publishing as it facilitates immediate, permanent and worldwide access to academic research and knowledge and stimulates scientific exchange and collaboration, at no cost to the reader and exempt from most restrictions concerning licenses.
The Loi pour une République Numérique (Digital Republic Act, No. 2016-1321) which came into effect on 7 October concerns researchers directly, since it covers the self-archiving of publications. Previously, the right for researchers to deposit their publications in an open archive depended very much on publishers’ policy, which was set out in publishing contracts. Thanks to the Article 30 of the law, the situation is now much simpler. In practical terms, the 4 key points to retain are as follows:
For more information relevant to the legality of the deposit, please see Hal tools’ page of the portail HAL de l’URCA or contact us to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Éditions et Presses universitaires de Reims is to allow scientific researchers and teachers of the University to publish books or academic studies. Chef laboratories or scientific council are responsible for the scientific quality of the works submitted. The ÉPURE are a unit within the URCA’s university Library.