Journal publishing and author self-archiving: Peaceful Co-Existence and Fruitful Collaboration


Berners-Lee, Tim, De Roure, Dave, Harnad, Stevan and Shadbolt, Nigel (2005) Journal publishing and author self-archiving: Peaceful Co-Existence and Fruitful Collaboration.

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The UK Research Funding Councils (RCUK) have proposed that all RCUK fundees should self-archive on the web, free for all, their own final drafts of all journal articles reporting their RCUK-funded research, in order to maximise their usage and impact. ALPSP (a learned publishers' association) now seeks to delay and block the RCUK proposal, arguing that it will ruin journals. All objective evidence from the past decade and a half of self-archiving, however, shows that self-archiving can and does co-exist peacefully with journals while greatly enhancing both author/article and journal impact, to the benefit of both. Journal publishers should not be trying to delay and block self-archiving policy; they should be collaborating with the research community on ways to share its vast benefits.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Commentary On: http://www.alpsp.org/news/rcuk/default.htm
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Keywords: RCUK, ALPSP, institutional repository, self-archiving, research impact, open access, institutional open access policy, citations, download
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 261160
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:04
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261160

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