Re: Zurich Open Access: Still disappointing

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 23:48:22 -0400

On Sat, Sep 6, 2008 at 10:12 PM, Klaus Graf wrote:

      The low percentage of full texts in Zurich seems to give
      some evidence
      against the OA mantra that most publishers allow green

The low percentage of full texts in Zurich gives some evidence that,
unlike most of the other 53 OA mandates to date, the
Zurich mandate (adopted in 2005) is still not being implemented . I
doubt that these figures from ZORA represent anywhere near Zurich's
full annual output:
 * 2007 (429)
 * 2006 (409)
 * 2005 (463)
Compare these with the figures for QUT , whose mandate was adopted in
 * 2007 (1749)
 * 2006 (1661)
 * 2005 (1444)
The differences have nothing whatsoever to do with the percentage of
journals that endorse Green OA self-archiving (63% for postprints +
32% for preprints).

The differences arise from Zurich's delay in implementing its

(If Klaus's data are right, then ZORA may not yet have implemented
its email eprint request Button fully yet either.)

Zurich was among the fleet ones to adopt a mandate, but not to
implement it. As the mandate momentum grows, I expect Zurich will
catch up.

Stevan Harnad 
Received on Sun Sep 07 2008 - 04:49:23 BST

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