Nick,

Small, independent, innovative OA journals do not get the credit they would deserve -
I am partial, because I have my "own" journal - and often left out of considerations.
They are not green, but not "professional" gold either. They might not get IFs,
in spite of their (measurable) quality, success and impact. They are not represented
properly (that's what I feel) by OASPA either.

Andras Holl


On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:47:27 +1100, Nick Thieberger wrote

> Steven,
>
> Our example is of a small OA journal, now in its seventh year. We have pioneered publishing primary language material to accompany linguistic articles and locate all our collection in a DSpace repository with handles. Our funding is scraped together and covers student GAships for copy-editing and page layout of articles. Our reach is excellent and can always be improved, but we use download statistics to emulate an impact factor. In your model, author download statistics will be split between the OA journal's site and the home institution's repository. My University repository allows us to have a full citation that points to the OA article in the originating journal's repository and that would seem to be a good outcome for both your mandating institution and the struggling OA journal that needs to justify itself to its funders. I'm sorry that you think that an OA journal that is doing its best to keep producing free OA output is acting as a publisher with a 'publishers' importunate nonsense'.
>
>

> Nick Thieberger
>
> On 15 March 2013 08:00, Stevan Harnad <harnad@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
>

>
> On 2013-03-14, at 1:13 AM, Nick Thieberger <thien@unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>

> But what if the article is in an OA journal that would like to have the hit count for

> downloads from its site? Is there scope for the mandate to cover only non-OA

> journal articles perhaps?

>
> That would be an exceedingly bad solution, for authors, for their institutions
> for their research and for OA.
>
> And institutions would lose a simple, natural, powerful and uniform way to monitor
> mandate compliance by their authors.
>
> And what's more important: hit/download counts for authors, for their own articles,
> and for their institutions, or hit/download counts for publishers' sites?
>
> But in any case there's a simple (though silly) compromise:
>
> All articles (whether subscription or Gold, emargoed or not) must be immediately
> deposited in the author's institutional repository.
>
> Where the author either wishes to comply with a non-OA publisher's embargo
> on Green OA, or with a Gold-OA publisher's desire to have hit/download counts
> for its site, access to the deposit need not be made OA (until the embargo
> elapses or until the author tires of accommodating publishers' importunate
> nonsense).
>
> Stevan Harnad
>
>

>
> Nick Thieberger
> Editor
> Language Documentation & Conservation Journal
> http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/
>
> On 14 March 2013 11:16, Stevan Harnad <amsciforum@gmail.com> wrote:
>
Full Text: http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/994-.html
>
> Executive Summary: The proposed HEFCE/REF Open Access [OA] mandate -- that in order to be eligible for REF, the peer-reviewed final draft of all journal articles must be deposited in the author’s institutional repository immediately upon publication, with embargoes applicable only to the date at which the article must be made OA – is excellent, and provides exactly the sort of complement required by the RCUK OA mandate. It ensures that authors deposit immediately and institutionally and it recruits their institutions to monitor and ensure compliance.
>       For journal articles, no individual or disciplinary exceptions or exemptions to the immediate-deposit are needed, but embargo length can be adapted to the discipline or even to exceptional individual cases.
>       Embargo length is even more important for open data, and should be carefully and flexibly adapted to the needs not only of disciplines and individuals, but of each individual research project.
>       Requiring monograph OA if the author does not wish to provide it is not reasonable, but perhaps many or most monograph authors would not mind depositing their texts as Closed Access.

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