The university sector in the UK has quality inspections of its research outputs conducted every seven years, going by the name of REF or Research Excellence Framework. The next one is due around 2020, and already preparations are under way! Here I describe how I have interpreted one of its strictures; that all UK funded research outputs (i.e. research publications in international journals) must be made available in open unrestricted form within three months of the article being accepted for publication, or they will not be eligible for consideration in 2020.
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A few years ago, we published an article which drew a formal analogy between chemistry and iTunes (sic). iTunes was the first really large commercial digital music library, and a feature under-the-skin was the use of meta-data to aid discoverability of any of the 10 million (26M in 2013) or so individual items in the store.‡ The analogy to digital chemistry and discoverability of the 70 or so million known molecules is, we argued, a good one.
- O. Casher, and H.S. Rzepa, "SemanticEye: A Semantic Web Application to Rationalize and Enhance Chemical Electronic Publishing", Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, vol. 46, pp. 2396-2411, 2006. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci060139e