Open Access Week: Series of reports on OA

Stevan Harnad harnad at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK
Sat Oct 25 09:02:47 EDT 2014

> On Oct 24, 2014, at 5:05 PM, William Gunn <william.gunn at MENDELEY.COM> wrote:


>> DOA as an acronym for "Delayed Open Access" does have a certain ring to it, now that I think about it...


>> William Gunn | Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley | @mrgunn

>> | (650) 614-1749


> On Oct 25, 2014, at 7:41 AM, David Wojick <dwojick at CRAIGELLACHIE.US> wrote:


> Are you referring to the fact that DOA usually means Dead On Arrival? Given that the US Public
> Access program has opted for delayed access it is more like Dominant On Arrival, since the Feds
> fund a significant fraction of all published research. In that regard I notice that the definition of DOA
> does not mention government mandates, which it should. The US action may be decisive.


> Also the references to hybrid are somewhat muddled. Hybrid is not a kind of article access at all,
> rather it is a kind of journal access. Perhaps we need a different set of definitions for articles and journals.


> What does seem funny to me, as an observer, is that the publishers have basically said "Okay, if you
> insist on giving us money to publish your articles, then we will take it." Wiley, for example, is bringing
> out a bunch of new APC journals. At this point it looks like DOA and APC are the future of OA. Of course
> that may change given time.


> David Wojick


Try IDOA instead of DOA to bring access back to life immediately, 
and to hasten the (inevitable and well-deserved) demise of OA embargoes…

And the feds will lead the way only if they ignore consultants who try to steer them in the direction 
of publisher control, publisher embargoes and DOA, and go IDOA instead.

(Bravo to William Gunn for his spot-on pun!)

Harnad, S (2014) The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access. 
LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog 4/28 

Vincent-Lamarre, P., Boivin, J., Gargouri, Y., Larivière, V., & Harnad, S. (2014). 
Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score. arXiv preprint arXiv:1410.2926.

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