[Vwoolf] R: Open Access
mhussey at verizon.net
Tue Nov 25 20:27:39 EST 2014
The issue of academia.edu (which is, in fact, a commercial enterprise despite its .edu domain name) has been much discussed recently by CELJ. I am glad this topic has drawn such thoughtful and informed responses, and especially that people who have apparently been reading but never posting to VW have emerged! I think these questions are very important for all of us who write the scholarship that the rest of us read.
From: Vwoolf [mailto:vwoolf-bounces at lists.osu.edu] On Behalf Of James Gifford
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:59 PM
Cc: vwoolf at lists.osu.edu
Subject: Re: [Vwoolf] R: Open Access
I believe you could argue academia.edu exists for this purpose. Also, many publishers have begun to include self-archiving as an explicitly permitted activity (using the pre-press, pre-edited copy only), and in my experience OUP now includes this in their contracts for journal content after an embargo period (one year).
That said, other publishers actively pursue legal action against their own authors who self-archive, and I've also seen contracts for periodicals that expressly prohibit it or require copyright be assigned to the publisher.
But I think I'll go back to lurking on the listserv now...
On 25 November 2014 at 10:50, Roy <roy at mantex.co.uk> wrote:
In the Open Access debate, I am surprised that there doesn't seem to be more awareness of the solution to these problems of academic publishing proposed by Steven Harnad almost twenty years ago. He argues very persuasively that academics should simply self-archive their research on line. The basics of these proposals (and the demolition of objections to them) are reviewed here:
Further arguments in favour of electronic publishing were advanced only a few years later, and are reviewed here:
And for a ground level view of some of the basic Open Source Research issues, see here:
Dr Roy Johnson
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
Vwoolf mailing list
Vwoolf at lists.osu.edu
James Gifford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English and University Core Director
School of English, Philosophy and Humanities
University College: Arts, Sciences, Professional Studies
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
E-mail: gifford at fdu.edu
842 Cambie Street
V6B 2P6 Canada
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Vwoolf