Implementing the US/UK recommendation to mandate OA Self-Archiving

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Aug 2 12:10:09 EST 2004


Now that the the UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee
    http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Temp/UKSTC.htm
as well as the US House Appropriations Committee
    http://www.arl.org/sparc/core/index.asp?page=o31
have both recommended the OA self-archiving of funded research, it is
time for universities and research institutions to start thinking about
implementing that mandate -- and for those that have thought about it
and done it to make their self-archiving policies known, so others can
emulate them

Here are 18 resources to help with this:

(1) To indicate that your institution is committing itself to implementing
an official Self-Archiving Policy and to briefly describe that policy
for others:

    http://www.eprints.org/signup/sign.php

(2) Registry of Institutions who have signed the above,
and a description of their policies (5 so far):

    http://www.eprints.org/signup/fulllist.php

(3) Registry of Institutional OA Eprint Archives (209 so far)

    http://archives.eprints.org/index.php?action=browse

(4) Directory of Journals that have already given their official green light
to author/institution self-archiving (84% so far):

    http://romeo.eprints.org/stats.php

(5) OAIster: Harvester and search-engine for distributes Institutional
OA Eprint Archives (307 so far):

    http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister/

(6) Model Departmental Self-Archiving Policy:

    http://software.eprints.org/handbook/departments.php

(7) Evidence for the Impact-Enhancing Effect of OA Self-Archiving:

    http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june04/harnad/06harnad.html
    http://citebase.eprints.org/isi_study/
    http://citebase.eprints.org/
    http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/cs
    http://citebase.eprints.org/analysis/correlation.php
    http://opcit.eprints.org/
    http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Temp/openaccess.ppt
    http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Temp/impact.html

(8) BOAI Self-Archiving FAQ:

    http://www.eprints.org/self-faq/

(9) OSI Eprints Handbook:

    http://software.eprints.org/handbook/

(10) GNU Eprints Archive-Creating Software

    http://software.eprints.org/

(11) Standardized OAI CV template:

    http://paracite.eprints.org/cgi-bin/rae_front.cgi
    http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/harnad/

(12) Paracite Citation Seeker:

    http://paracite.eprints.org/

(13) Open Archives Initiative (OAI):

    http://www.openarchives.org/

(14) American Scientist Open Access Forum:

    http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html

(15) Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI):

    http://www.soros.org/openaccess/

(16) Berlin Declaration:

    http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html

(17) SPARC Repository Resources:

    http://www.arl.org/sparc/core/index.asp?page=m0

(18) Directory of Open Access Journals

    http://www.doaj.org/

Stevan Harnad

UNIVERSITIES: If you have adopted or plan to adopt an institutional
policy of providing Open Access to your own research article output,
please describe your policy at:
        http://www.eprints.org/signup/sign.php

UNIFIED DUAL OPEN-ACCESS-PROVISION POLICY:
    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a suitable open-access
            journal whenever one exists.
            http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/boaifaq.htm#journals
    BOAI-1 ("green"): Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable
            toll-access journal and also self-archive it.
            http://www.eprints.org/self-faq/
    http://www.soros.org/openaccess/read.shtml

AMERICAN SCIENTIST OPEN ACCESS FORUM:
A complete Hypermail archive of the ongoing discussion of providing
open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online (1998-2004)
is available at:
    http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/index.html
        To join the Forum:
http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html
        Post discussion to:
    american-scientist-open-access-forum at amsci.org




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