Copyright and copyleft/open archiving-open publishing

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Scientific publishing is having to change rapidly to respond to growing pressure for free access to published research - htp://

Baby steps from the market leader (the world's largest publisher of scientific and scholarly journals will now allow authors to post their full-text articles on their own websites or institutional repositories

Scientific publishing is having to change rapidly to respond to growing pressure for free access to published research - See:

Scientific output: the real 'knowledge divide' A new international study of scientific publications shows that the gap in scientific output between developed and developing countries is even greater than the gap in inputs (i.e. research spending).

The U.K. Parliament's Science and Technology Select Committee held the first oral hearings in its inquiry into scientific publishing. See " The Inevitable and the Optimal" By Richard Poynder

"For Whom the Gate Tolls? How and Why to Free the Refereed Research Literature Online Through Author/Institution Self-Archiving, Now" Issues in scholarly communication - Open Access

United Kingdom Parliament - Science & Technology - 10th Report

The UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee as well as the US House Appropriations Committee have both recommended the OA self-archiving of funded research/

There are 18 resources to help with this:

(1) To indicate that your institution is committing itself to implementing an official Self-Archiving Policy and to briefly describe that policy for others:

(2) Registry of Institutions who have signed the above, and a description of their policies (5 so far): (3) Registry of Institutional OA Eprint Archives (209 so far)-

(4) Directory of Journals that have already given their official green light to author/institution self-archiving (84% so far):

(5) OAIster: Harvester and search-engine for distributes Institutional OA Eprint Archives (307 so far):

(6) Model Departmental Self-Archiving Policy:

(7) Evidence for the Impact-Enhancing Effect of OA Self-Archiving: 

(8) BOAI Self-Archiving FAQ: 

(9) OSI Eprints Handbook: 

(10) GNU Eprints Archive-Creating Software 

(11) Standardized OAI CV template: 

(12) Paracite Citation Seeker: 

(13) Open Archives Initiative (OAI): 

(14) American Scientist Open Access Forum:



(15) Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI): 

(16) Berlin Declaration: 

(17) SPARC Repository Resources: 

(18) Directory of Open Access Journals 


   BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a suitable open-access journal whenever one exists.
   BOAI-1 ("green"): Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable toll-access journal and also self-archive it.

Amercian Scientist Open Access Forum peer-reviewed research literature online (1998-2004)available at:

Copyright management for scholarship

Connexions Takes Open Source Approach to Education Content

NAP portal goes live

Open access to research papers gets a boost

An investigation by Nature magazine found that Wikipedia comes close to Enclyclopedia Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries.