Re: June 27 2004: The 1994 "Subversive Proposal" at 10

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 11:33:54 +0100

On Sun, 27 Jun 2004, Seth Johnson wrote:

> The real issue was publication.

We will have to agree to disagree on that. I have given the reasons why
I think it has become clear that the real issue of Open Access (OA) is
Access, not publication. Various experimental and hypothetical changes
in the publication system (e.g., creating/converting OA journals) are
among the potential means of providing the OA, but they are neither the
only means nor the surest.

Stevan Harnad

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            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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