Re: Should Publishers Offer Free-Access Services?

From: martin blume <>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 16:59:33 +0100

Hi, Stevan,

At 08:56 PM 05/05/2000 +0100, you wrote:
>On Fri, 5 May 2000, Thomas J. Walker wrote:
> > 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]

The section of the APS copyright form immediately preceding the above gives
authors the right to post the APS formatted version (PDF files) on their
own web page - providing electronic reprints for the authors without charge:

"(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.'' "

Marty Blume
Martin Blume
The American Physical Society
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Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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