Open Archiving: What are researchers willing to do?
forsdyke1 at home.com
Fri Nov 19 17:39:41 EST 1999
Well, it may be a coincidence, but today came a FAX from Elsevier saying
that permission is now freely granted (subject to appropriate
acknowledgements). I am enquiring whether this is a GENERAL shift in
policy, or whether others, like me, can expect to have to press Elsevier
for a year before obtaining permission. There may be some light at the
end of this tunnel!
Sincerely, Donald Forsdyke. Discussion Leader Bionet.journals.note
Mike Clark wrote:
> In article <383355C3.5C1527DD at home.com>, D Forsdyke
> <URL:mailto:forsdyke1 at home.com> wrote:
> > Hello Dr. Harnad,
> > Actually I have been self-archiving with full approval
> > of publishing houses at my university site for over a year. Only one
> > publishing house has been a problem, Elsevier, and it says it is now
> > reconsidering the matter.
> > However, there may be more out there like Elsevier.
> > Authors should, BEFORE submitting a paper for publication, determine
> > what the publisher's policy is in this respect.
> > It would be a great service to authors if someone would
> > provide an easily accessible list of publishers who will permit
> > self-archiving with minimal strings attached (i.e. acknowledgement that
> > such permission has been given).
> > Sincerely,
> > Donald Forsdyke. Discussion Leader, Bionet.journals.note
> > http://post.queensu.ca/~forsdyke/peerrev.htm
> Interesting that you say this. Unfortunately Elsevier are now big players
> in the field of 'biology publishing', owning many journals inluding the
> Trends series, The Lancet, and also the online services such as BioMedNet
> and HMS Beagle. If they take a different stance to other publishers it will
> have a significant impact.
> Mike Clark, <URL:http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/~mrc7/>
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