How and Why to Free All Refereed Research from Access- and Impact-Barriers, Now How and Why To Free All Refereed Research


Harnad, Stevan, Carr, Les and Brody, Tim (2001) How and Why to Free All Refereed Research from Access- and Impact-Barriers, Now How and Why To Free All Refereed Research. High Energy Physics Library Webzine, 4

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Researchers publish their findings in order to make an impact on research, not in order to sell their words. Access-tolls are barriers to research impact. Authors can now free their refereed research papers from all access tolls immediately by self-archiving them on-line in their own institution's Eprint Archives. Free eprints.org software creates Archives compliant with the Open Archives Initiative metadata-tagging Protocol OAI 1.0. These distributed institutional Archives are interoperable and can hence be harvested into global "virtual" archives, citation-linked and freely navigable by all. Self-archiving should enhance research productivity and impact as well as providing powerful new ways of monitoring and measuring it.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 255945
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:57
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/255945

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