The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

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

Record type: Other

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.

HTML rcuk-l.html - Other
Download (112kB)
PDF rcuk-l.pdf - Other
Download (190kB)
Microsoft Word alpsp.doc - Other
Download (193kB)
HTML ejop-alpsp.html - Other
Download (58kB)

Citation

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

More information

Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Commentary On: http://www.alpsp.org/news/rcuk/default.htm
Keywords: RCUK, ALPSP, institutional repository, self-archiving, research impact, open access, institutional open access policy, citations, download
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 261160
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261160
PURE UUID: 60aa96b0-1b54-4dff-af09-8638159188a1
ORCID for Dave De Roure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 22 Aug 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:04

Export record

Contributors

Author: Tim Berners-Lee
Author: Dave De Roure ORCID iD
Author: Stevan Harnad
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×