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Harnad, Stevan (2001) The Self-Archiving Initiative Nature, 410, pp. 1024-1025.

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Abstract

Unlike the authors of books and magazine articles, who write their texts for royalty or fee income, the authors of refereed journal articles write them only for "research impact", which means for their effects on research and researchers. In order to reach researchers and to have an effect on their research (so the latter can use the findings in their own work), these refereed journal articles have to be accessible to their potential users. Hence, the idea that access to them should be toll-gated in any way makes as much sense as toll-gated access to commercial advertisements.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Nature WebDebates version: http://www.nature.com/nature/debates/e-access/index.html Fuller version: http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Tp/selfarch.htm
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 255947
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/255947
ISSN: 0028-0836
PURE UUID: c8aee66f-19a0-4f8a-bdfc-6c8b689deb41

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:50

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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