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

But the problem here, Bulent, is there is now a body of evidence*
to suggest that if the final, peer-reviewed publisher version of
the article is available for free on institutional or subject
repositories subscriptions will decline and the journals will go
out of business.  This is an intuitive result: what responsible
librarian would spend precious money on something that is freely=

You may not be bothered that journals go out of business.  Fair
enough but then who administers and manages peer review, and
corrects the references, and does the reference linking, and the
other things that authors and readers expect and value?

Rick Anderson has written an interesting article on the subject=20
available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/174148507X183542

* for example ALPSP Survey of Librarians on Factors in Journal
Cancellation (Mark Ware, 2006) and 'Self-archiving and
subscriptions: Co-existence or competition' (Chris Beckett and
Simon Inger, 2006)

Ian Russell
Chief Executive, ALPSP

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu On Behalf Of Bulent Karasozen
> Sent: 09 May 2007 16:33
> To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> Subject: RE: Russia and Turkey Register Green OA Self-Archiving Mandates
> 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.
>> ---
>> Rick Anderson
>> Dir. of Resource Acquisition
>> University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
>> rickand@unr.edu