Journal publishing and author self-archiving: peaceful co-existence and fruitful collaboration

Tim Berners-Lee, Dave De Roure, Stevan Harnad, Derek Law, Peter Murray-Rust, Nigel Shadbolt, Yorick Wilks, Charles Oppenheim

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    Abstract

    The UK Research Funding Councils (RCUK) have proposed that all RCUK fundees should self-archive on the web, free for all, their own final drafts of journal articles reporting their RCUK-funded research, in order to maximise their usage and impact. ALPSP (a learned publishers' association) now seeks to delay and block the RCUK proposal, auguring that it will ruin journals. All objective evidence from the past decade and a half of self-archiving, however, shows that self-archiving can and does co-exist peacefully with journals while greatly enhancing both author/article and journal impact, to the benefit of both. Journal publishers should not be trying to delay and block self-archiving policy; they should be collaborating with the research community on ways to share its vast benefits.
    LanguageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUK
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2005

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    Keywords

    • ejournals
    • scholarly communication
    • repositories
    • open access

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    Berners-Lee, T., De Roure, D., Harnad, S., Law, D., Murray-Rust, P., Shadbolt, N., ... Oppenheim, C. Journal publishing and author self-archiving: peaceful co-existence and fruitful collaboration.
    Berners-Lee, Tim ; De Roure, Dave ; Harnad, Stevan ; Law, Derek ; Murray-Rust, Peter ; Shadbolt, Nigel ; Wilks, Yorick ; Oppenheim, Charles. / Journal publishing and author self-archiving: peaceful co-existence and fruitful collaboration.
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