Re: The easy way to 100% OA

From: Leslie Carr <>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 10:02:49 +0000

On 4 Dec 2006, at 19:55, David Goodman wrote:

> 5. People who want OA will send you an email.
It's always worth standing back from the solution to which you are
dedicating so much effort and looking around to see if there are
easier/cheaper/better ways of achieving the same thing. Repositories
and OAI-PMH included. Now if PubMed (or Google/Scholar) were to
implement Stevan's "please email a copy of this article" button, then
yes, that could potentially deliver a kind of OA. The kind of OA that
depends on people's continual goodwill, rather than once-for-all

> 2a. For all journals except those published by Elsevier, use
> Google Scholar.
> (It no longer links to repository versions, but it does link to
> publishers' versions.)
Google Scholar certainly DOES link to repositories, and researcher
web sites! However it always lists the repository version lower in
the list of available copies than the journal option.
Les Carr
Received on Tue Dec 05 2006 - 12:33:59 GMT

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