Norway: Open Online Access to Research

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Oct 21 07:47:15 EST 2004


    "Norway has made a nationwide commitment to Open Access for the
    biomedical research it funds. All universities, polytechnics research
    institutes and hospitals in Norway became BioMed Central members on
    1 October 2004." http://www.news-medical.net/?id=5664

If -- not *instead of* but *in addition to* this commitment to fund the
publication of (some? all?) Norwegian biomedical research article output
with one (Open Access) publisher -- Norway were *also* to mandate the
self-archiving of all Norwegian research article output, regardless
of which journal it is published in, Norway would not only have 100%
Open Access for all of its research output at no additional cost, but
Norwegian researchers would retain more freedom of choice about which
journal they publish it in.

That seemed to be the direction Norway was heading in November 2003:

    "Norway: Open Online Access to Research"
    http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/3172.html

Has Norway been side-tracked from the green road by the glitter of the
golden road since that time?

None of the 4 Norwegian Universities seems to have yet signed:

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

Stevan Harnad

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    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a suitable open-access
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