Re: Financial Times Article on Self-Archiving: 23 July 2001

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:23:38 +0100

On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Albert Henderson wrote:

> Why not produce hard evidence that Harnad's above claim
> is true:
> sh> But virtually all of the self-archived preprints in arxiv are
> sh> submitted to refereed journals, revised... [etc]
> and applies to the science literature generally???

Here's some (already cited in reply several times):

For other disciplines than physics, they'll first have to self-archive,
then we can do the counting...

To repeat a point blithely overlooked in these quibbles: This is about
the self-archiving of the REFEREED literature. The preprints are only a
bonus (plus a strategic ally in legally circumventing copyright
restrictions on self-archiving):

Forget about the preprints that never get submitted to or accepted in
refereed journals. Those are not what this is all about.

Stevan Harnad
Professor of Cognitive Science
Department of Electronics and phone: +44 23-80 592-582
             Computer Science fax: +44 23-80 592-865
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton

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