Re: [EuroscienceOA] RE: [OApublishing] OApublishing

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 15:12:00 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 6 Mar 2006, Hans Roosendaal wrote:

> Mandatory "institutional self-archiving: if you are paid for doing science,
> you must put your results in an OA repository, irrespective of (or even just
> due to) their journal publication" may sound attractive but will be a
> counter-productive strategy in many countries. Furthermore, the weakness of
> this strategy is that its implementation, if at all, will be
> country-dependent leading to chaos.

Perhaps the actual data from JISC's international survey on this question
will be found pertinent?
    Swan, A. and Brown, S. (2005) Open access self-archiving: An author study.
    JISC Technical Report, Key Perspectives Inc

The findings are full confirmed by the (few) institutions that have so far
actually gone ahead to implement a self-archiving mandate, as well as by the
results of the Wellcome Trust policy.

Stevan Harnad

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