Elsevier’s Bumpy Road; Unacceptable licence metadata on “Open Access”

I am looking for Open Access articles to mine and since I have recently become an astrophysicist I started with http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1384107614000426

Can I mine it?

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“Open Access” means virtually nothing. Let’s try RightsLink, the tax-collector for the toll-access scholarly publishers. Normally a depressing experience, but here’s a surprise.

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Rightslink can’t work out the licence.

(PMR can’t work out the licence either). Sometimes it hides at the bottom of the document…

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PMR still can’t work it out? Is it Open.

The only certain thing is that even after years of mislabelling documents Elsevier is still incapable of reliably attaching licence information to document.

I ASSUME THE AUTHORS HAVE PAID THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR THIS.  THEY DESERVE DECENT SERVICE. I AM ANGRY.

UNIVERSITIES AND FUNDERS, YOU’VE PAID FOR THIS ,  AREN’T YOU ANGRY?

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steelgraham

Scotland's (main, but not only) #OpenScience #OpenAccess #OpenData #OpenSource #OpenKnowledge & #PatientAdvocate Loves blogging http://figshare.com/blog Glasgow, Scotland.

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