100 Publishers, 8689 Journals, 86% Green on self-archiving

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:20:53 +0100

Please see the lastest statistics on the percentage of journals surveyed
that have already give their official green light to their authors to
make their own articles Open Access (OA) by self-archiving them in their
own Insitutional OA Eprint Archives:


So if you wish for Open Access (OA), don't blame the publishers!

It is now more clearly then ever all in the hands of authors, their
employers and their funders:


The benefits of OA to research and researchers are being amply
demonstrated in the form of OA's power to maximize research impact
by maximizing research access:


The means of providing OA are clearly mapped out, tested,
demonstrated to work, and ready to be implemented:


If there's indeed a will, then the way is crystal clear:
it couldn't be clearer.

Stevan Harnad

UNIVERSITIES: If you have adopted or plan to adopt an institutional
policy of providing Open Access to your own research article output,
please describe your policy at:

    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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