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Publish or Perish — Self-Archive to Flourish: The Green Route to Open Access

Harnad, Stevan (2006) Publish or Perish — Self-Archive to Flourish: The Green Route to Open Access ERCIM News, 64

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The online-age practice of self-archiving has been shown to increase citation impact by a dramatic 50-250%, but so far only 15% of researchers are actually doing it. If a country invests R billion Euros in its research, this translates into the loss of 50% x 85% = 42.5% or close to R/2 billion Euros’ worth of potential citation impact simply for failing to self-archive it all. It is as if someone bought R billion Euros worth of batteries and lost 42.5% of their potential usage simply for failing to refrigerate them all before use. Europe is losing almost 50% of the potential return on its research investment until research funders and institutions mandate that all research findings must be made freely accessible to all would-be users, webwide.

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Published date: January 2006
Keywords: open access, research impact, citations, research funding, self-archiving, university policy, RCUK, RAE
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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PURE UUID: 8e4dfdaa-448d-4f4e-9a32-ec2f3fe7bb44

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Date deposited: 20 Dec 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:59

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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