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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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Abstract

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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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Commentary On: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/access/statement.pdf
Keywords: RCUK, institutional repository, self-archiving, research impact, open access, institutional open access policy
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261132
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261132
PURE UUID: 24d96211-7d2c-41ba-ae82-eece7960a487

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Date deposited: 09 Aug 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:05

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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