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ALPSP request for Information about Open Access publications Stevan Harnad 06 Nov 2003 13:59 UTC

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Sally Morris (ALPSP) wrote:

> ALPSP is very interested in gathering together as much data as
> possible from publishers who are involved in open access publications
> or experiments - including those which have switched away from full or
> optional open access, as well as those which have moved the other way or
> which have been OA from the start. Once we know what data is available,
> we would like to consider engaging a suitable consultant to produce
> an analysis so that we can all learn from our pioneering colleagues'
> experience

May I suggest that this sort of study would be much more useful, relevant
and informative if it did not just focus on whether or not publishers
have gone from toll-access publishing to open-access ("gold") publishing,
but also on whether or not they have an open-access-friendly ("green")
policy on author/institution self-archiving?

Dual Open-Access Strategy:
    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a suitable open-access
            journal whenever one exists.
    BOAI-1 ("green"): Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable
            toll-access journal and also self-archive it.

Stevan Harnad

NOTE: Complete archive of the ongoing discussion of providing open
access to the peer-reviewed research literature online is available at
the American Scientist September Forum (98 & 99 & 00 & 01 & 02 & 03):
    Posted discussion to: