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Open Access: it is not “spontaneous”

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Professor Stevan Harnad, one of the pioneers of the Open Access (OA) movement worldwide, was interviewed by Information World Review.
He said: “A decade of evidence has now shown that to keep waiting for OA to be provided by a spontaneous ‘people’s’ impetus is to keep waiting in vain.”

“(….) although academic researchers know and value the benefits of OA, just as with ‘publish or perish’, they will not provide OA spontaneously; they will do so only if OA is mandated by their institutions and funders.

Professor calls for new mandates and metrics for open access, Information World Review, Online, 10th of September 2010.


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September 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm

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