Summary paper from the Publishing Research Consortium Sally Morris 19 Mar 2007 12:44 UTC

To help the scholarly community better understand and evaluate how open
archiving might impact journal subscriptions, the Publishing Research
Consortium has released the summary paper 'Self-Archiving and Journal
Subscriptions: Co-existence or Competition?'.

This paper is a condensed version of the earlier analysis released in
November 2006.   It looks at librarian purchasing preferences, and concludes
that mandating self-archiving within six months or less of publication will
undermine the subscription-based peer review journal.  The summary paper,
together with the original report, is freely available at

Sally Morris

on behalf of the Publishing Research Consortium