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[InetBib] PEER - Invitation to tender for Economic Research

*Apologies for cross-posting*

News release
10 September 2009

PEER- Invitation to tender for Economic Research now available
Available at http://www.peerproject.eu/research_tenders/

PEER is building an Observatory to gather evidence about the impact of large
scale systematic archiving of stage-two (accepted) manuscripts (so called
Green Open Access). The final strand of research on the economics of deposit
and access is now being tendered: What can be said about the costs of
depositing of stage-two outputs? How do different methods of deposit to
repositories compare for cost? How do different methods of access to
repositories and journals compare for cost? What can be said about the cost
to scholars as well as to repositories and/or libraries? What is the (likely)
economic impact on publishers?

The Objectives of the economics research are to:
* Investigate the cost of the large-scale deposit of stage-two research
(including the economic efficiency or cost of the process of deposit).
* Understand the costs incurred by participating publishers and repositories
(of the
PEER Project).
* Understand and compare access costs at journals and repositories.
* Understand, principally, for the deposit of so-called Stage 2 manuscripts
the costs.
* Analyze the overall effects of large-scale deposit (Green OA) on the
economics of
scholarly communication.

Tenders must be received by the Max Planck Digital Library by 17:00 on
Thursday 29 October 2009

For information on the ongoing behavioural and usage research, please see the
press release of 25 August 2009.

The PEER project has nominated a Research Oversight Group:
* Justus Haucap, Professor and Director of Düsseldorf Institute for
Economics. Prof. Haucap chairs the German Monopolies Commission;
* Henk Moed, Senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology
Leiden University. Dr. Moed has been the recipient of the Derek de Solla
* Carol Tenopir, Professor of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee.
Tenopir has received the International Information Industry Lifetime

For enquiries regarding the PEER Observatory, please contact Chris
Armbruster, Max Planck Digital Library, Max Planck Society. Email:

About PEER:
PEER is a pioneering collaboration between publishers, repositories and the
research community, which aims to investigate the effects of the large-scale
deposit (so called Green Open Access) on user access, author visibility,
journal viability and the broader European research environment. The project
will run until 2011, during which time over 50,000 European stage-2
(accepted) manuscripts from up to 300 journals
will become available for archiving.

Further information on PEER, visit the wbsite: www.peerproject.eu
For enquiries relating to PEER, please e-mail: peer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

PEER Partners: 
The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers
(STM), the European Science Foundation, Göttingen State and University
Library, the Max Planck Society and INRIA collaborate on PEER, supported by
the SURF Foundation and University of Bielefeld, which contribute the
expertise of the EU-funded DRIVER project. Significant about the PEER project
is the cooperation of the various stakeholders in the scholarly publishing
cycle without prejudice

Publishers participating in PEER: 
BMJ Publishing Group; Cambridge University Press; Elsevier; IOP Publishing;
Nature Publishing Group; Oxford University Press; Portland Press; Sage
Springer; Taylor & Francis Group; Wiley-Blackwell PEER repositories:
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG); HAL,
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA);
Göttingen State and University Library (UGOE); BiPrints, Universität
Bielefeld (UNIBI); Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania; University
Library of Debrecen, Hungary
Long-term preservation service: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Nationale
bibliotheek van Nederland)

Barbara Bayer-Schur M.A.
PEER ? Publishing and the Ecology of European Research
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Tel. +49 551 39 5242


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