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More FUD From the Publishers Association About the HEFCE/REF Deposit Mandate

In response to the HEFCE Open Access Policy for REF2020, the Publishers Association has made the following …Continue

Tags: Publishers, Association, REF2020, HEFCE, ROARMAP

Started Oct 13, 2014

OSTP: On Not Putting the Fox in Charge of the Henhouse

Exchange in SIGMETRICS with David Wojick, a consultant to…Continue

Tags: OA, PolicyÈ, "US, fastr, osti

Started Oct 25, 2013

UK OA Policy: Spoiled But Readily Fixed

I very much hope that my own will not be the only voice in favour of Fred Friend's Sense over Finch/Willetts Folly at the…Continue

Tags: OA Mandates, UK, finch, rcuk

Started Oct 25, 2013


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The OA Mandate Challenge can make a real, substantive, lasting contribution to accelerating the growth of OA. Not only will registering adopted mandates in ROARMAP help, but, perhaps even more, registering *proposed* mandates will help doubly: It will (1) reinforce the local case for adoption and (2) the example of the OA week adoptions and proposals will inspire many more proposal and adoptions globally. Adoptions cannot be consummated within one open-access week, but proposals can be! Use this week to do it, and register it, and the momentum you start will continue building.

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The Access Gap at the Research Growth Tip

The EC-commisioned Science-Metrix study has a lot of interesting and useful information that I hope the EC will apply and use.

Access Timing. The fundamental problem highlighted by the Science-Metrix findings is timing: Over 50% of all articles published since 2007 are freely available…


Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:30am

Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score

Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score

Philippe Vincent-Lamarre, Jade Boivin, Yassine Gargouri, Vincent Lariviere, Stevan Harnad

ABSTRACT: MELIBEA is a Spanish database that uses a composite formula with eight weighted conditions to estimate the effectiveness of Open…

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 11:41pm

Practical Advice for Perplexed Elsevier Authors

For those Elsevier authors who wish to provide OA rather than continuing to agonize over what Elsevier might intend or mean:

Believe Elsevier when they state officially that "Elsevier believes that individual authors should be able to distribute their AAMs for their personal voluntary needs and interests, e.g. posting to their…


Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:30am

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At 5:17am on July 5, 2012, Mlinda said…

A stevan, one of my friend told me to add you here ,you could help me, hope you will accept me

options binaires

At 10:57am on May 6, 2010, Ana Ivkovic said…
Publish or Perish
Stevan Harnad

As Science is mere structured common sense,
her means but trial-and-error made intense,
the only virtue setting her apart,
and raising her above (some think) mere Art,
is her convergence ever on consensus:
collective, self-corrective her defenses.
A flagellant, she boldly does defy
Reality her schemes to falsify.

And yet this noble jousting were in vain,
and all this pain would yield no grain of gain
if Science were content, a shrinking violet,
her works from all the world e'er to keep private.
Instead, performance public and artistic,
restraining all propensities autistic,
perhaps less out of error-making dread,
than banal need to earn her daily bread.

For showbiz being what it is today,
work’s not enough, you’ve got to make it pay.
What ratings, sweeps and polls count for our actors,
no less than our elected benefactors,
for Science the commensurate equation
is not just publication but citation.
The more your work is accessed, read and used,
the higher then is reckoned its just dues.
Sounds crass, but there may be some consolation,
where there’s still some residual motivation
to make a difference, not just make a fee:
the World Wide Web at last can make Science free.

Stevan Harnad
At 10:55am on May 6, 2010, Ana Ivkovic said…
Dear Mr Harnad,
some years ago, three or four, I found a poem Publish or Perish
It gaves me so much... to learn.. and I have to say It also made my day I forwarded, spread that poem to all people I know: librarians and scientist. two years ago during a Conference about biomedical literature and web 2.0 , one of our doctors used that "Publish or Perish" sentence as a as a clausing words.
So, just tell me did I met the author of the poem??
At 10:48pm on May 5, 2010, Ana Ivkovic said…
Dear Mr Harnad,
I found fantastic your sdlideshow in cartoon. I reposted it to my blog, of course with small text about OAWeek site and OA family and about your slideshow.
Did you mind? If yes, I will delete that post.

You can read my blog ...with some translator..there is one on footbar...

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