SfN removes exclusive license requirement for eNeuro

Erin C. McKiernan

Using the open letter to the AAAS as a template, this last Saturday (August 16), I drafted a letter to the Society for Neuroscience about their new open access journal, eNeuro. As with the AAAS letter, the letter to SfN is open for anyone to read, comment on, or sign. Early in the editing process, Fabiana Kubke (@Kubke) brought it to my attention that eNeuro‘s policies stated that while authors would retain copyright, they would be required to grant an exclusive license to SfN as part of their publishing agreement. SfN would then publish articles under a Creative Commons license. Together*, we wrote a paragraph objecting to the requirement for an exclusive license:

Our first concern relates to the copyright policy of eNeuro. The journal’s policy states that authors will retain copyright but must grant the Society an exclusive license to publish. An exclusive license…

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Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Writer

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