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OA Debates Among OA Advocates

While not necessarily “governmental” — a recent article in the PLoS Biology by Gunther Eysenbach is generating a lot of blogging regarding green and gold Open Access: two parallel “roads” towards OA: OA journals and self-archiving.

Interesting enough, the article that identifies these roads is by Stevan Harnad, Tim Brody, et al “The Access/Impact Problem and the Green and Gold Roads to Open Access” is in a non-OA journal: Serials Review Volume 30, Issue 4, 2004, pp 310-314. Which is owned by Elsevier which has recently sent a letter offering authors the ability to make their articles open access: Elsevier offers OA hybrid journals via Peter Suber’s Open Access News.

However, if you want to follow some of the discussions of the PLoS article and other OA issues,there are some starting points:

Caveat Lector’s Open Access

Stevan Harnad’s Open Access Archivangelism

and of course, in the same issue of PLoS Biology issue Open Access Increases Citation Rate

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1 Comment

  1. There’s actually nothing interesting about the fact that the “The Access/Impact Problem and the Green and Gold Roads to Open Access” is published in a non-OA (non-Gold) journal. Most Green OA articles are published in non-OA journals. That’s why they’re made Green OA. And that’s what Green OA is all about. (Just google it! It’s all over the map…)

    Harnad, S., Brody, T., Vallières, F., Carr, L., Hitchcock, S., Gingras, Y., … & Hilf, E. R. (2008). The access/impact problem and the green and gold roads to open access: An update. Serials review, 34(1), 36-40.

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    Harnad, S., Brody, T., Vallieres, F., Carr, L., Hitchcock, S., Gingras, Y, Oppenheim, C., Stamerjohanns, H., & Hilf, E. (2004) The Access/Impact Problem and the Green and Gold Roads to Open Access. Serials Review 30. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/10209/ Shorter version: The green and the gold roads to Open Access. Nature Web Focus. http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/accessdebate/21.html

    Harnad, S., Brody, T., Vallieres, F., Carr, L., Hitchcock, S., Gingras, Y, Oppenheim, C., Hajjem, C., & Hilf, E. (2008) The Access/Impact Problem and the Green and Gold Roads to Open Access: An Update. Serials Review 34: 36-40. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/15852/ Shorter version: The green and the gold roads to Open Access. Nature Web Focus. http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/accessdebate/21.html

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