Re: Should Publishers Offer Free-Access Services?

From: Mark Doyle <doyle_at_APS.ORG>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 16:45:33 -0400

> From: "Thomas J. Walker" <tjw_at_GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU>
> Date: 2000-05-05 13:27:44 -0400

> The APS does not seem to allow the posting of its PDF files (which are
> equivalent to the archived version of the articles):
> "The author(s) shall have the following rights:
> ....
> (4) The right to post and update the article on e-print servers as long as
> files prepared and/or formatted by APS or its vendors are not used for
> that purpose, and as long as access to the server does not depend on
> payment of access, subscription, or membership fees. Any such posting
> made or updated after acceptance of the article for publication shall
> include a copyright notice as in (3)."
> [from]

It is implicit in the previous section:

(3) The right, after publication by APS, to use all or part of the article
    and abstract, without revision or modification, in personal compilations
    or other publications of the author's own works, including the author's
    personal web home page, and to make copies of all or part of such
    materials for the author's use for lecture or classroom purposes,
    provided that the first page of such use or copy prominently displays
    the bibliographic data and the following copyright notice:
    ``Copyright (year) by The American Physical Society.''

Authors may post their PDF files on their own sites, not on e-print servers.


Mark Doyle
Manager, Product Development
The American Physical Society
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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