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[BOAI] Re: Open Access Week: Series of reports on OA
From: Stevan Harnad <harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> On Oct 24, 2014, at 5:05 PM, William Gunn <william.gunn AT ↵ MENDELEY.COM> wrote: > >> DOA as an acronym for "Delayed Open Access" does have a ↵ certain ring to it, now that I think about it... >> >> William Gunn | Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley | AT mrgunn >> http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/william-gunn | (650) 614-1749 > > On Oct 25, 2014, at 7:41 AM, David Wojick <dwojick AT ↵ CRAIGELLACHIE.US> wrote: > > Are you referring to the fact that DOA usually means Dead On Arrival? ↵ Given that the US Public > Access program has opted for delayed access it is more like Dominant On ↵ Arrival, since the Feds > fund a significant fraction of all published research. In that regard I ↵ notice that the definition of DOA > does not mention government mandates, which it should. The US action may ↵ be decisive. > > Also the references to hybrid are somewhat muddled. Hybrid is not a kind ↵ of article access at all, > rather it is a kind of journal access. Perhaps we need a different set of ↵ definitions for articles and journals. > > What does seem funny to me, as an observer, is that the publishers have ↵ basically said "Okay, if you > insist on giving us money to publish your articles, then we will take ↵ it." Wiley, for example, is bringing > out a bunch of new APC journals. At this point it looks like DOA and APC ↵ are the future of OA. Of course > that may change given time. > > David Wojick > http://insidepublicaccess.com/ Try IDOA instead of DOA to bring access back to life immediately, and to hasten the (inevitable and well-deserved) demise of OA embargoes… And the feds will lead the way only if they ignore consultants who try to steer ↵ them in the direction of publisher control, publisher embargoes and DOA, and go IDOA instead. (Bravo to William Gunn for his spot-on pun!) Harnad, S (2014) The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions ↵ unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access. LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog 4/28 Vincent-Lamarre, P., Boivin, J., Gargouri, Y., Larivière, V., & Harnad, S. ↵ (2014). Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score. arXiv ↵ preprint arXiv:1410.2926.
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