Re: Demoprints: Seeing/Doing the Keystrokes is Believing/Knowing

From: Bill Cohen <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 16:55:39 -0400 (EDT)

I am everything OK with the project
involving Haworth Press...or is there anything that we can
help with?

Also, do you have your own website with links?   It might
be productive to exchange links with our imprint,
Haworth Information Press.

Lastly, is there anything that Haworth Press can do to become more "green"?   If you have one of our journals,
you'll have a sample of the "Instructions for Authors"
which can be critiqued.

With kind regards,

Bill Cohen, Publisher
The Haworth Press, Inc.

Stevan Harnad wrote on 4/12/05, 3:26 PM:

> For those of you who have never self-archived a paper, or who have
> questions, uncertainties or doubts about how easy/difficult, slow/fast
> it is to self-archive, please try out Demoprints:
> Demoprints is there for those who have not yet self-archived, or are
> thinking about or planning to create an institutional OA archive, or
> have definite ideas (pro or con) about self-archiving, yet have never
> actually done the keystrokes.
> All you have to do is register (as you will in any archive), and then
> deposit a paper. You may be surprised at how fast and simple the thing
> turns
> out to be that everyone is making so much pre-emptive fuss about (without
> ever actually having done it):
>     Carr, L. and Harnad, S. (2005) Keystroke Economy: A
>     Study of the Time and Effort Involved in Self-Archiving.
>     ABSTRACT: A common objection to self-archiving is that it is an
>     extra task that puts an unnecessary burden on each researcher. In
>     particular, the need to enter the extra bibliographic metadata
>     demanded by repositories for accurate searching and identification
>     is presumed to be a particularly onerous task. This paper describes a
>     preliminary study on two months of submissions for a mature
> repository
>     and concludes that the amount of time spent entering metadata would
>     be as little as 40 minutes per year for a highly active researcher.
>     Harnad, S. Putting the Berlin Principle into Practice:
>     The Southampton Keystroke Policy.
> Stevan Harnad
> A complete Hypermail archive of the ongoing discussion of providing
> open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online (1998-2005)
> is available at:
>         To join or leave the Forum or change your subscription address:
>         Post discussion to:
> 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-1 ("green"): Publish your article in a suitable toll-access
> journal
> OR
>     BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a open-access journal
> if/when
>             a suitable one exists.
>     in BOTH cases self-archive a supplementary version of your article
>             in your institutional repository.

With kind regards,
Bill Cohen

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