SOAP Podcast #6 Mandates

June 21, 2019

Kia ora! Haere mai!

Welcome to the sixth podcast in the series, SOAP (Scholarly and Open Access Publishing). This series is part of Massey University’s offering leading on Open Access

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Podcast #6 Mandates

We’ve taken an historical/chronological look at open access so far, so we’ll continue with that approach. In today’s podcast we’d like to look at open access mandates and how they have shaped the scholarly communication landscape. We’ll cover what mandates are, when they arose, who are implementing them, and the effect or impact they have or not.

Listen to the podcast and share your comments with us below. We’d love to hear from you!

Listen to the Podcast here in shorter segments:

Part One

Part Two



  • Bruce White, Open Access and Copyright Advisor, Massey University
  • Amanda Curnow, Digital Asset Management Librarian, Massey University
  • Catherine Woeber, Metadata Librarian, Massey University

List of references that we read/refer to: 

  • Definition from Wikipedia
  • UK, Loughborough – must deposit to IR within 3 months, funder’s embargo period allowed:
  • PubMed Central and NIH Wellcome Trust and Europe
  • Danny Kingsley, “Impacts, consequences and outcomes of open policies in Europe” Also audio
  • REF 2021 Open Access Policy

“The policy states that, to be eligible for submission to the next REF, authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository. Deposited material should be discoverable, and free to read and download, for anyone with an internet connection”






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