Critique of ALPSP'S 1st Response to RCUK's Open Access Self-Archiving Proposal

Harnad, Stevan (2005) Critique of ALPSP'S 1st Response to RCUK's Open Access Self-Archiving Proposal.


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The Research Councils of the UK (RCUK) propose to require that the authors of all journal articles resulting from RCUK-funded research must make them openly accessible by self-archiving them on the web in order maximise their usage and impact. ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) claim that this will have a negative effect on journals, but they provide no evidence to support their claim. All existing evidence from 15 years of self-archiving is actually to the contrary: Journal publication coexists peacefully with author self-archiving, even when it reaches 100%, with both researchers and their journals benefitting from the resulting enhanced research usage and impact.

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Keywords: RCUK, institutional repository, self-archiving, research impact, open access, institutional open access policy
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 261132
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:03
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