Re: Research publishing and Open access - Latest developments

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 16:48:03 +0000

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, David Goodman wrote:

> The relative merits [of central vs institutional self-archiving]
> are not known... and both models are worthy of experimentation.
> a scientist... requires evidence before conclusions.

It would be hard to get evidence to test the relative merits of central
vs institutional self-archiving if the NIH and Wellcome Trust were
to prejudge the outcome and mandate only central, rather than either/or
(as I and others have recommended):

    "A Simple Way to Optimize the NIH Public Access Policy"

Stevan Harnad

> ________________________________
> Subbiah Arunachalam wrote:
> The Wellcome Trust deserves praise for its continuing
> support to the Open Access movement. The Trust would
> do well to accept the recommendation of Prof. Stevan
> Harnad and decide to support authors depositing their
> papers in their own institutional archives rather than
> just a centralised archive. The relative merits are now
> well known.
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