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Codrul Cosminului
ISSN: 1224032X
Subject: History
Publisher: Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava
Country: Romania
Language: Romanian, French, English
Keywords: regional history, archaeology, museology, history of international relations
Start year: 2004
Publication fee: No — Further Information
License: [CC-BY]

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The second strand of the Seal is that journals should provide metadata for all their articles to the DOAJ, who will then make the metadata OAI-compliant. This will increase the visibility of the papers and allow OAI-harvesters to include details of the journal articles in their services.”

There is absolutely no evidence that the articles of “Codrul Cosminului” have a CC-BY license on the journal website:

Authors have to transfer the exclusive copyright to the journal. The notice “All journal content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.” cannot be interpreted as CC-BY license. In the PDFs (if there are PDFs – older issues have dead links) there is no CC notice which should be standard (IF a free license is choosen).

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Einfach nur daneben, wie Mietchen hier sein science-only-Süppchen kocht. Es werden – dem Geist der Berliner Erklärung widersprechend – keine Kulturgut-Reproduktionen berücksichtigt, da eine aktive Freigabe gefordert wird. Durch die Kategorie “Open Access Publishing” kommen de facto nur naturwissenschaftliche Open-Access-Zeitschriften zum Zuge, und sollte es doch gelingen, ein Bild aus den Humanities aufzutreiben, ist ganz gewiss das dritte Ausschlusskriterium (zweimal in Wikimedia-Projekten vertreten) hinderlich. Ganz toll, wie man Open Access als “Science only”-Projekt darstellt!

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