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Summary paper from the Publishing Research Consortium

To help the scholarly community better understand and evaluate 
how open archiving might impact journal subscriptions, the 
Publishing Research Consortium has released the summary paper 
'Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Co-existence or 

This paper is a condensed version of the earlier analysis 
released in November 2006.  It looks at librarian purchasing 
preferences, and concludes that mandating self-archiving within 
six months or less of publication will undermine the 
subscription-based peer review journal.  The summary paper, 
together with the original report, is freely available at 

Sally Morris
on behalf of the Publishing Research Consortium
Email:  info@publishingresearch.net
Website:  www.publishingresearch.org.uk