Re: measuring affiliation

From: Heather Morrison <heatherm_at_ELN.BC.CA>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 10:12:56 -0700

There are cases where it makes perfect sense to include articles
where the author has no affiliation with the institution at all - for
example, when an archive is hosting papers from a conference hosted
by the institution, or if a local journal wants to deposit articles
in the archive.

There are also organizations which are affiliated with many
universities in a variety of ways, so determining affiliation can be
trickier than one would think sometimes - plus, there are authors who
move around, too.

Flexibility is best - better to have more open access than to risk
losing access due to an inflexible rule.

Heather Morrison

On 11-Aug-06, at 7:51 AM, Leslie Carr wrote:

> On 11 Aug 2006, at 12:09, Wichor Bramer wrote:
>> I'm not too keen to include these in our repository. what's your
>> opinion on
>> this? Should only articles where al least the first author is
>> affiliated to
>> the institution be entered. Where can we draw a line (if we can).
>> How much
>> author affiliation does one need?
> That's a matter of policy, but it would seem to be a strange and
> arbitrary policy that required a particular percentage of authorship
> to be allowed in.
> Many papers (especially in some disciplines) have large author lists:
> you could inadvertently find yourself discriminating against some
> departments in your institution.
> ---
> Les Carr
Received on Fri Aug 11 2006 - 19:06:16 BST

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