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Can't find Open Access option

Postby easterly » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:40 pm


I'm having difficulty figuring out how to make a published title available for open access download. In the OMP documentation, under "Publication Essentials" a line says that
finally, ensure that you configure the Direct Sales Availability & Pricing section for that particular format in the Catalog Entry, where you can either set a particular format as Open Access, or optionally set a fee for purchase.

It looks like that "Direct Sales Availability & Pricing" section has disappeared in OMP version 1.0b?

Does a payment method need to be set before titles can be made available for open access download — even if the press has no plans to offer anything other than open access titles?


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Re: Can't find Open Access option

Postby thanasis » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:13 am

After you set a publication format and configure its various settings, check the catalog tool(next to info and participants tools).A window should open with more options and settings,along with one tab for each publication format.There, for each page proof file that has been approved you can 'set terms' to open access,not downloadable or sale price.
I hope this helps.

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Re: Can't find Open Access option

Postby tabber » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:42 am

Hi, can't find "Direct Sales Availability & Pricing" section in OMP version 1.0b either. It is not possible to download a PDF. I get a screen with "FORMAT METADATA" and "PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION", "SALES RIGHTS" but not "DOWNLOAD FROM PRESS WEBSITE" where i can "Set Terms" and choose "Open Access".
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Re: Can't find Open Access option

Postby asmecher » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:07 am

Hi tabber,

Have you configured your payment settings in Management > Settings > Distribution? Even if you intend to use Open Access publishing, that configuration is currently required.

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Re: Can't find Open Access option

Postby tabber » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:18 am

Hello Alec,
Thx for the quick reply. The payment settings has been configured.
Kind regards, Marion

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Re: Can't find Open Access option

Postby tabber » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:12 am

Hi Alec,
I have change the payment settings and saved it. Change the settings back to how it should be and it's working now (?). Thanks for the tip to look at that part.
Kind regards, Marion

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