Fwd: Elsevier Again Confirms Its Position on the Side of the Green OA Angels

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 07:54:01 -0500

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Elsevier Still Solidly on the Side of the Angels on Open Access


From: C.J.Smith
Sent: 26 November 2008 10:05
Subject: Elsevier final draft versions

 A short while ago I mentioned on this list that Elsevier are
producing PDFs of the final accepted peer-reviewed manuscript and
publishing them online as part of their 'Articles in Press' system
(see attached example). The 'Accepted Manuscript' will stay online
until the 'Uncorrected Proof' replaces it.

 Everyone knows that Elsevier's policy (like most other publishers)
allows the use of the final accepted peer-reviewed manuscript in
repositories, but I wondered whether they would be happy about us
making use of the 'Accepted Manuscript' version they are producing
and publishing online.

 The answer (officially ? from Daviess Menefee, Director of Library
Relations at Elsevier) is 'yes'.

 This is really good news because it gives us (Repository Managers
and Administrators) a window of opportunity to always get hold of the
final accepted peer-reviewed manuscript for Elsevier items (assuming
your institution subscribes to the journal in question). The 'window
of opportunity' is that time between which the 'Accepted Manuscript'
appears online and is replaced by the 'Uncorrected Proof'.

 Colin Smith

Research Repository Manager
Open Research Online (ORO)
Open University Library
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Tel: +44(0)1908 332971
Email: c.j.smith -- open.ac.uk


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