Wellcome publish their funded Open Access articles; Elsevier are still charging extra for re-use

Robert Kiley has just published a spreadsheet of every single paper they have sponsored as paid (“Gold”) open access. http://figshare.com/articles/Wellcome_Trust_APC_spend_2012_13_data_file/963054 . This is brilliant. Every funder should do this.
So off I went to see if the papers were really Open Access. Have the publishers fulfilled their bargain? I chose an Elsevier one – at random – #471 in Robert’s list. It’s CC-BY (hidden at the bottom of the 50-page paper) but still “All rights reserved”.
Can I get free and Open re-use. Off to Rightslink to see if I can get PERMISSION for translation (I’ll have to do the translation – this is just a permission tax). Elsevier ID S0010945213002037
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32 USD for each reprint… So for a CC-BY article Elsevier are still claiming copyright (breach of copyright law) and mis-selling.

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One Response to Wellcome publish their funded Open Access articles; Elsevier are still charging extra for re-use

  1. Alicia Wise says:

    Hi Peter,
    The CC-BY license and acknowledgment of Wellcome Trust funding is visible at the start of the online article, however you may need to click the ‘Show More’ button next to the article’s DOI. On the PDF version of this article you will find the CC-BY license in the footer on the first page.
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    Thank you,
    Alicia
    Dr Alicia Wise
    Director of Access & Policy
    Elsevier
    a.wise@elsevier.com
    @wisealic

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