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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.

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Published date: 2005
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Keywords: RCUK, ALPSP, institutional repository, self-archiving, research impact, open access, institutional open access policy, citations, download
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 261160
PURE UUID: 60aa96b0-1b54-4dff-af09-8638159188a1
ORCID for Dave De Roure: ORCID iD

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

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

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