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Re: Green gold?

I think that Google Scholar does quite a good job of locating all 
of the versions of articles.

>From talking with researchers, I do not find the perception that 
inability to find self-archived manuscripts is a significant 
factor inhibitor of self-archiving. Instead, the researchers I've 
spoken generally have two objections: 1) they do not want their 
unedited work posted and 2) they think self-archiving is a waste 
of time.

Peter Banks

On 7/26/06 5:53 PM, "Richard Feinman" <RFeinman@downstate.edu> wrote:

> The barrier to self-archiving is not inertia.  It is the 
> perception that once archived, nobody will know where to find 
> the paper.  On the other hand, if it were standard practice to 
> include the address of the self-archived paper in the PubMed 
> citation or if the URL were part of the format for references 
> in journal articles, this might be a good thing, no? Some 
> journals do include this but I have never attended to whether 
> and under what conditions journals do this.  It seems, also, 
> that authors who had commitment to the overall problem of 
> access might choose to publish in journals that had the policy 
> of including this information in their reference format.  That 
> way, people would have real access to the authors self-archived 
> form and could decide if they needed a valude-added version.
> Richard D. Feinman, Co-editor-in-chief
> Nutrition & Metabolism ( http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com  /home )