Re: Item from Science-in-the-News

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 14:54:09 +0100

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Fytton Rowland wrote:

> This is clearly a worthy effort -- but is Pat Brown aware of all the other
> efforts in this area that have been made (by members of this Forum, among
> others) over a number of year in this area, or is this a case of reinventing
> the wheel?

Not at all reinventing the wheel: There is one vehicle (open access) and
it has two wheels: BOAI Strategy 1 (self-archiving) and BOAI Strategy 2
(open-access journals):

Pat Brown's efforts are devoted mainly to BOAI 2 whereas (for example) my
own efforts are devoted mainly to BOAI 1. But the wheels are conveying the
same vehicle, and aimed at the same destination (to recycle this bipedestrian
metaphor a bit)....

Stevan Harnad
Received on Wed Sep 04 2002 - 14:54:09 BST

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