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.
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!)
LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog 4/28
Vincent-Lamarre, P., Boivin, J., Gargouri, Y., Larivière, V., & Harnad, S. (2014).