Re: Mandating OA around the corner?

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 19:01:43 EDT

The only important tag a paper self-archived in an institutional OA
archive needs is the name of the journal that accepted it. Institutional
self-archiving is not a substitute for publishing in a peer-reviewed
journal but a means of providing OA to the article.

Stevan Harnad

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Brian Simboli wrote:

> Couldn't there be a credentialling body for a specific subject that would
> give the "seal of approval" for selected articles in institutional
> archives? So an article in an institutional repository could be labelled
> "this article has received the xyz seal of approval", where xyz is say a
> society committee, or an editorial board along traditional lines. The
> institutional repositories could be centralized for long-standing and
> stable consortia, such that faculty at member institutions in that
> consortium could submit articles to the centralized repository.


> Brian Simboli
> Lehigh University
Received on Mon Jul 19 2004 - 00:01:43 BST

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