The acquisition of open access research articles (fwd)

Stevan Harnad harnad at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK
Wed Aug 23 08:25:32 EDT 2006

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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:16:50 +1000
From: Arthur Sale <ahjs AT>
Subject: The acquisition of open access research articles

Apologies for cross-posting.

I have just finalized and submitted a new paper to a journal on how authors
upload their papers in universities with mandatory deposit policies. Amongst
the significant findings is that by six months after publication date, >80%
of authors have already deposited. Also it seems to take 2-3 years for a
university mandatory policy to become fully institutionalized, though the
process is almost instant with departmental mandates. The data is drawn from
[1] my own university [University of Tasmania], [2] Queensland University of 
Technology in Australia, and [3] the University of Southampton in the UK.

I've uploaded [the preprint] to the UTas ePrints repository at should you wish to read
it or refer others to it.

Arthur Sale
University of Tasmania
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Recent related papers by Prof. Arthur Sale:

Sale, Arthur (2006) Researchers and institutional repositories,
in Jacobs, Neil, Eds. Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic
Aspects, chapter 9, pages 87-100. Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Limited.

Sale, Arthur (2006) Comparison of IR content
policies in Australia.  First Monday 11(4).

Sale, Arthur (2006) The impact of mandatory
policies on ETD acquisition.  D-Lib Magazine 12(4).

Sale, Arthur (2006) Generic Risk Analysis - Open Access for your
institution. Technical Report, School of Computing, University of

Sale, (2006) Maximizing the research impact of your publications.
Technical Report, School of Computing, University of Tasmania.

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