Subbiah Arunachalam Co-Director of CogPrints for Journals

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 13:39:29 +0000

It is my great pleasure and honour to announce that India's and the
Developing World's great advocate for open access, Subbiah Arunachalam
has become Co-Director of the CogPrints Archive

Professor Arunachalam will be specifically in charge of the
growing Journals sector of CogPrints:

          o Asian Student Medical Journal
          o Behavioral & Brain Sciences
          o Calicut Medical Journal
          o Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
          o Internet Health
          o Medical Education Online
                + MEO Peer Reviewed
                + MEO PrePrint
          o Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
          o Psycoloquy

This sector hosts online journals (in any discipline) that wish to
self-archive their contents centrally. This sector grew out of a natural
evolution of CogPrints in a transitional period when distributed
institutional self-archiving is replacing central CogPrints-style

    "Central vs. Distributed Archives"

    "Central versus institutional self-archiving"

Thanks to OAI-interoperability, all these archives are now
equivalent, interoperable, and hence integrable into one big virtual
archive in OAI-space -- e.g.

As a result, more and more cognitive science papers will be
self-archived in their authors' own institutional OAI archives
(for which the software is an adaptation of the
CogPrints software: ).

It is only natural, then, that CogPrints should make its central
archiving capacity available to those who need it, including authors
whose institutions do not yet have their own Eprint Archives (or authors
without institutions) and journals that wish to self-archive their
contents centrally.

No one on the planet is more closely and deeply identified with the
cause of researchers and journals who lack the resources to make
their output openly accessible than is Professor Arunachalam. We
are deeply grateful for his generous collaboration.

Stevan Harnad

NOTE: A complete archive of the ongoing discussion of providing open
access to the peer-reviewed research literature online is available at
the American Scientist Open Access Forum (98 & 99 & 00 & 01 & 02 & 03):
    Post discussion to:

Dual Open-Access-Provision Policy:
    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a suitable open-access
            journal whenever one exists.
    BOAI-1 ("green"): Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable
            toll-access journal and also self-archive it.
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