Re: 17% GREEN in Japan

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 13:49:14 -0500

On 10-Mar-06, at 1:08 PM, Katja Mruck wrote:

      INTERPRETATION IV: Romeo is biased, at least as
publishers/journals are concerned ;-) -- in a way I would expect
results for a German survey ...

Liebe Katjachen, Romeo is definitely biassed toward the international
journal publishers, and those in turn are biassed toward English (So is
ISI, Google Scholar, and, for that matter, science itself.) I too would
be more chuffed if the language of science were my native Hungarian, or,
failing that, the language of Goethe or of Molière. But doesn't the
simple, feasible task of providing 100% OA -- already long overdue
because fettered for a decade with irrelevant distractions and deterrents
-- have enough on its plate already without having to re-direct western
european history too? And did I not say (in Interpretation II) that I
suspect that national (as opposed to international) journals, whether
non-English or English, would show the same parochial effect (of retarded
consciousness and under-informedness about OA, and jingoistic
defensiveness and protectionism about its national journals, foolishly
misdirected toward opposing self-archiving instead of embracing it, which
would be what was really in the national interest!)? Tschuess, Stevan
Received on Fri Mar 10 2006 - 18:52:51 GMT

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