Re: Optimal OA IR Preprint and Postprint Deposit and Withdrawal Policy

From: Leslie Carr <>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 16:22:48 +0100

On 11 Aug 2006, at 15:36, Simeon Warner wrote:

> I disagree with Stevan here, and this is not the policy we follow
> at arXiv. If you expect a preprint to allow authors to establish
> priority then you are saying that the preprint has become part of
> the scholarly record and it should thus not be removed. In arXiv we
> allow authors to post a withdrawal notice but old versions remain
> publicly available (in a very small number of cases of copyright
> infringement and personal insult we have removed articles).

I suppose this is an issue of Policy - it may not be an explicit
policy of a repository to establish priority.

Can you indicate (policy aside) whether you know of examples where
arxiv has been used to decide priority, and whether it stood up in
Received on Fri Aug 11 2006 - 16:28:45 BST

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