Boken ”Open Access” är nu … open access

Peter Subers förträffliga bok med titeln ”Open Access”, som publicerades i juni 2012 är nu efter ett år fri att ladda ned som open access från följande webbadress:

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_(the_book)

eller http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access

Boken finns att ladda ned som PDF, HTML, EPUB eller MOBI och den tryckta boken finns fortfarande att köpa för $12,95  från MIT Press: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access

// Ulf Kronman

Anatomy of Green Open Access

Björk et.al. has published a new article describing the present landscape of Green Open Access. It contains some interesting statistics on self-archiving.

The article webpage can be found here.

Excerpts from the abstract:

This study focuses on summarizing and extending upon current knowledge about green OA. A synthesis of previous studies indicates that the green OA coverage of all published journal articles is approximately 12 %, with substantial disciplinary variation. Typically, green OA copies become available with considerable time delays, partly caused by publisher imposed embargo periods, and partly by author tendencies to archive manuscripts only periodically.

The technical foundation for green OA uploading is becoming increasingly solid, which is largely due to the rapid increase in the number of institutional repositories. The number of articles within the scope of OA mandates, which strongly influence the selfarchival rate of articles, is nevertheless still low.

The Accepted Version (PDF). This is the accepted version of an article that will be published in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

// Ulf Kronman