How and Why To Free All Refereed Research From Access- and Impact-Barriers Online, Now

Harnad, Stevan (2001) How and Why To Free All Refereed Research From Access- and Impact-Barriers Online, Now. [Newspaper/Magazine Article]

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Researchers publish their findings in order to make an impact on research, not in order to sell their words. Access-tolls are barriers to research impact. Authors can now free their refereed research papers from all access tolls immediately by self-archiving them on-line in their own institution's Eprint Archives. Free software creates Archives compliant with the Open Archives Initiative metadata-tagging Protocol OAI 1.0. These distributed institutional Archives are interoperable and can hence be harvested into global "virtual" archives, citation-linked and freely navigable by all. Self-archiving should enhance research productivity and impact as well as providing powerful new ways of monitoring and measuring it.

Item Type:Newspaper/Magazine Article
Keywords:refereed journals, electronic publishing, Open Archives Initiative
Subjects:Electronic Publishing > Archives
ID Code:1640
Deposited By: Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:26 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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