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[BOAI] Re: Evolving Publisher Copyright Policies On Self-Archiving
From: Stevan Harnad <harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> I... checked with one of our editors, and she clarified that it is the > "accepted" version of the paper that the author is free to post ↵ and submit > to online archives--that's the version after peer review and corrections, > but before copyediting and formatting by Science staffers. (I agree that > distinction should be clearer in the guidelines, as I couldn't figure > it out for myself.) Unfortunately, as I have not received any reply to my request to post the above passage officially, I can only post it as an unofficial and anonymous clarification from someone at AAAS/Science/. However, the news is good, even though unofficial and unconfirmed. According to this reply, what AAAS means by "preprint" is the refereed, corrected final draft (i.e., precisely what Romeo means by "postprint" rather than "preprint")! So Science should be listed now, along with with Nature, ↵ as a "green" journal and not just a "blue" one. This will need ↵ to be clarified when SHERPA takes over the Romeo Table of Journals' self-archiving policies. "SHERPA will take over the Romeo Publisher Policy Table" http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/3100.html http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ls/disresearch/romeo/Romeo%20Publisher%20Policies.htm (Romeo "blue" journals support the self-archiving of only the ↵ unrefereed preprint, and not the final, refereed, corrected, accepted draft ["postprint"]. Of course the distinction between blue and green is ↵ only a matter of a slight added inconvenience for self-archiving authors. For green journals, the refereed final draft can be self-archived directly; for blue journals, the unrefereed preprint must be linked to a separate "corrections" file. Many of the green journals are more generous ↵ still, and allow authors to self-archive the journal's own PDF or even XML version. Such publishers are approaching the "gold" status of ↵ open-access publishers.) http://www.eprints.org/self-faq/#What-is-Eprint http://www.eprints.org/self-faq/#copyright1 Here is a timeline of developments in publisher self-archiving policies from 1996 to the present: As open-access policies like those in the Berlin Declaration are implemented by Universities and Research-Funders, publishers will move from white to blue/green (and some even eventually to gold) as the demand for open access grows. http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Temp/berlin.htm "APA Interim Internet Publishing Policy" (1996) http://www.trauma-pages.com/harnad96.htm Relevant prior AmSci Forum threads: "Science 4 September on Copyright" (1998) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0085.html "Nature 10 September on Public Archiving" (1998) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0091.html "Chron. High. Ed. 18 September on Cal Tech & Copyright" (1998) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0112.html "Elsevier Science Policy on Public Web Archiving Needs Re-Thinking" ↵ (1998) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0136.html "Academic Press Journal Article Copyright Policy" (1999) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0298.html "Copyright FAQ for refereed journal authors" (1999) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0415.html "The Copyright Non-Problem and Self-Archiving" (1999) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0448.html "Evolving APS Copyright Policy (American Physical Society)" (1999) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0471.html http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1901.html "Copyright, Embargo, and the Ingelfinger Rule" (2000) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0496.html "Nature's vs. Science's Embargo Policy" (2000) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0497.html "Legal ways around copyright for one's own giveaway texts" (2000) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0541.html "Authors 'Victorious' in UnCover Copyright Suit" (2000) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/0767.html "Science Article (Roberts et al.) and Science Editorial" (2001) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1236.html "PostGutenberg Copyrights and Wrongs for Give-Away Research" (2001) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1309.html "NEJM's New Website and New Policy" (2001) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1332.html "Copyright: Form, Content, and Prepublication Incarnations" (2001) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1583.html "Clarification of 'parasitism' and copyright" (2002) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1827.html "Berkeley Electronic Press's Self-Archiving Policy" (2002) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1896.html "Association for Computer Machinery Copyright/Self-Archiving Policy" ↵ (2002) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1944.html "Interview with Derk Haank, CEO, Elsevier" (2002) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/1964.html "Evolving Publisher Copyright Policies On Self-Archiving" (2002) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/2350.html "Open Letter to Philip Campbell, Editor, Nature" (2003) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/2601.html "Elsevier's self-archiving policy" (2003) http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/2902.html Harnad, S. (2000) E-Knowledge: Freeing the Refereed Journal Corpus Online. Computer Law & Security Report 16(2) 78-87. [Rebuttal to Bloom Editorial in Science and Relman Editorial in New England Journal of Medicine] http://cogprints.soton.ac.uk/documents/disk0/00/00/17/01/index.html Harnad, S. (2001) AAAS's Response: Too Little, Too Late. Science dEbates [online] 2 April 2001. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/eletters/291/5512/2318b Stevan Harnad NOTE: Complete archive of the ongoing discussion of providing open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online is available at the American Scientist September Forum (98 & 99 & 00 & 01 & 02 ↵ & 03): http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/september98-forum.html http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/index.html Posted discussion to: september98-forum AT amsci-forum.amsci.org Dual Open-Access Strategy: BOAI-2: Publish your article in a suitable open-access journal whenever one exists. BOAI-1: Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable toll-access journal and also self-archive it. http://www.soros.org/openaccess/read.shtml http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Temp/berlin.htm
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