High Time To Start Getting Serious About Open Access

David Wojick dwojick at CRAIGELLACHIE.US
Wed May 28 11:00:17 EDT 2014

Actually it is just $10 per issue, Stevan (500 divided by 50), so pretty 
cheap. And while I am indeed just one individual, I pioneered the design of 
Federal regulatory programs like the US Public Access program. See 
I even have a diagnostic system of 126 kinds of confusion in such programs, 
which is freely available at 
For that matter I have 30 Scholarly Kitchen articles, most of which are 
about the US Public Access program, freely available at 
http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/author/dwojick/, if people want to 
sample my expertise. But the research costs money so I have to use a 
subscription model. As the saying goes, somebody has to pay for the work.

Public Access is going to be a massive and complex program. One can get the 
flavor of the emerging complexity from the new CHORUS Implementation Guide. 
See http://chorusaccess.org/chorus-publisher-implementation-guide/. In fact 
I will analyze this Guide for confusions in this week's issue of Inside 
Public Access.


David Wojick, Ph.D.
Inside Public Access

At 11:20 AM 5/28/2014, you wrote:
>Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe): 
>On May 28, 2014, at 6:33 AM, David Wojick 
><<mailto:dwojick at CRAIGELLACHIE.US>dwojick at CRAIGELLACHIE.US> wrote:
>>I have been getting serious about open access. Specifically I have 
>>started a weekly
>>subscription newsletter called "Inside Public Access" (see 
>>We are tracking the emerging US Public Access program, which should be a 
>>major influence
>>on worldwide open access policies. In any case it is a massive and 
>>complex program in
>>it's own right. Our rates are quite reasonable as these things go. We 
>>just published our eighth
>>weekly issue and our backlist is included with new subscriptions. 
>>Individual issues are also available.
>>Interesting times,
>>David Wojick, Ph.D.
>>Inside Public Access
>Wow, is that ever the opposite of what I said, and meant, which was about 
>getting serious,
>not getting rich!
>$500 per year or $20 per issue to read what 
><http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/author/dwojick/>individual has to say 
>about open access...
>Let’s hope that the emerging US Public Access program will be “tracked” — 
>and its policy shaped — by
>knowledgeable representatives of the research community, motivated to 
>facilitate and accelerate OA growth,
>rather than by 
>consultants” motivated to constrain and retard it.
>Caveat Emptor
>>On May 28, 2014, at 1:40 AM, Stevan Harnad 
>><<mailto:amsciforum at GMAIL.COM>amsciforum at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>interview of Stevan Harnad by Maciej Chojnowski (CeON) prior to Invited
>>>Keynote on "How to Formulate Effective Policies to Open Access to Research
>>>Worldwide". Conference on 
>>><https://conference2014.ceon.pl/conference/program/>Opening Science to 
>>>Meet Future Challenges. Centre
>>>for Open Science, part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and
>>>Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw, 11 March 2014
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