Norway: Open Online Access to Research
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"
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:
AMERICAN SCIENTIST OPEN ACCESS FORUM:
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open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online (1998-2004)
is available at:
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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:
UNIFIED DUAL OPEN-ACCESS-PROVISION POLICY:
BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a suitable open-access
journal whenever one exists.
BOAI-1 ("green"): Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable
toll-access journal and also self-archive it.
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