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RE: Russia and Turkey Register Green OA Self-Archiving Mandates in ROARMAP

I don't see any reason for embargos for posting accepted articles 
on institutional repositories. The best way would be to put the 
the peer reviewed version of the article immedialy in the 
institutioanal repository. In disciplines like mathematics the 
reviewing process takes about one year. Publication of the 
accepted paper takes one to two years. Within the time the 
articles loose their value if they are not available for the 
scientific community.

In the E-thesis repository of Middle East Technical University, 
Ankara we have introduced the one year embargo for some thesis 
due to patent applications. But we don't need it for accepted 
articles and we will have no embargo rule for the articles.

Bulent Karasozen
Middle East Technical University
Department of Mathematics & Institute of Applied Mathematics
06531 Ankara-Turkey

>>> Bravo in particular to the Russian institution, whose policy
>>> allows for a reasonable embargo period.
>> (1) It is odd (and rather sad) to see a librarian applauding an
>> embargo on researchers' access to research findings.
> It might not seem so odd (or sad) to someone who has read and
> considered the arguments in favor of reasonable embargoes.  One
> may agree or disagree with the proposition that reasonable
> embargoes can help maintain a robust and healthy scientific
> exchange, but tendentious expressions of regret that someone
> should actually hold such a view seem like rather a waste of time
> and bandwidth.
> Anyone interested in reading my particular argument on that score
> can do so here:
> http://www.alpsp.org/ngen_public/article.asp?aid=723
> ---
> Rick Anderson
> Dir. of Resource Acquisition
> University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
> rickand@unr.edu