Re: Evolving Publisher Copyright Policies On Self-Archiving

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 19:25:25 +0000

On the list of publishers at:
is it the case that any publisher that is green is also pale-green?
Just a fine point.

    [Reply: Not necessarily, but it does not matter much. Open Access
    is about postprints, so if a journal is postprint green, it's
    as green as it needs to be, and as green as 100% OA needs it to
    be. The unrefereed preprint is an added bonus to OA. All authors
    may self-archived their pre-refereeing preprints without needing
    the green light from anyone. But it is always more encouraging to
    an author if the publisher endorses preprint self-archiving too. -- S.H.]

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