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

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 22:33:08 +0100

On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Bill Cohen, Publisher, Haworth Press, wrote:

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


Everything is just fine. Haworth Press and its 254 journals are as Green
as Green can be, hence fully on the side of the Angels!

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

The links are all there on our end, pointing to the Haworth Press
website, both in the romeo.eprints version of the Registry of Journal
Self-Archiving Policies:

and in the SHERPA source version, which collects the primary data on
Publisher Self-Archiving Policies:

(Of course a pointer back to the Policy Registry would be welcome,
but your own description of your policy to your own authors is
admirably clear, and says it all.)

> 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.

Absolutely nothing to critique, and you couldn't be any greener! Haworth
Press's Policy is:

    Pre-print: author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
    Post-print: author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
        * Published source must be acknowledged
        * Eprint server is non-profit

That is just fine. Your copyright transfer statement is also linked:

and it states:

    c) retain PREPRINT DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS, including posting
    as electronic files on the contributor's own Web site for
    personal or professional use, or on the contributor's internal
    university/corporate intranet or network, or other external Web
    site at the contributor's university or institution, but not for
    either commercial (for-profit) or systematic third party sales or
    dissemination, by which is meant any interlibrary loan or document
    delivery systems. The contributor may update the preprint with
    the final version of the article after review and revision by the
    journal's editor(s) and/or editorial/peer-review board;

    1) Include a standard copyright line: copyright date, publisher?s
    name, city and state, journal and article title, volume, issue,
    and page number(s);

    2) Include the following information: Article copies available
    from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail
    address: <>;

    3) If reprinted electronically, include a hyperlink/hot
    link to The Haworth Press, Inc. home page. Our URL is

    4) If reprinted electronically, there must be no charge for
    viewing the article.

All of this is crystal clear for any author with eyes to see!

With best wishes,

Stevan Harnad
Moderator, American Scientist Open Access Forum.

> 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.
> >   
> > AND
> >     in BOTH cases self-archive a supplementary version of your article
> >             in your institutional repository.
> >   
> >   
> >
> --
> With kind regards,
> Bill Cohen
Received on Tue Apr 12 2005 - 22:33:08 BST

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