Re: CiteSeer OAI compliant

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 22:30:44 +0000

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> > both list a link to publishers policies on self archiving
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> > when an author wants to submit a document.
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004, Jan Velterop wrote:

> Wouldn't it be better to have a list of journals rather than publishers?

Good idea. But the list of publishers links to each publisher's list of
journals. 107 scrollable publishers is reasonable; c. 9000 scrollable
journals isn't. And there is a link to a searchable journalname box.

> 1. Journals mean more to researchers than publishers, on the whole

Agreed. That's why we created that eprints/romeo version of the sherpa/romeo list,
which had only covered publisher-names, not journal-names.

> 2. Publishers can have 'green' as well as 'grey' titles, and even
> 'gold' ones

Correct. But for the purposes of the romeo list (which lists publishers'
self-archiving policy), gold = green

> 3. Publishers often have different imprints with different policies

In principle, yes, but so far all 107 publishers indexed have a uniform policy
for all their titles. If there are exceptions, they are listed.

> 4. What about listing 'gold' journals as such?

Because for the purposes of a list of journals' self-archiving policies,
gold and green are completely equivalent.

Stevan Harnad
Received on Sun Dec 12 2004 - 22:30:44 GMT

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