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The acquisition of open access research articles


Sale, AHJ, The acquisition of open access research articles, First Monday, 11, (10) pp. EJ13. ISSN 1396-0466 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5210/fm.v11i10.1409


The behavior of researchers when self-archiving in an institutional repository has not been previously analyzed. This paper uses available information for three repositories analyzing when researchers (as authors) deposit their research articles. The three repositories have variants of a mandatory deposit policy. It is shown that it takes several years for a mandatory policy to be institutionalized and routinized, but that once it has been the deposit of articles takes place in a remarkably short time after publication, or in some cases even before. Authors overwhelmingly deposit well before six months after publication date. The OA mantra of 'deposit now, set open access when feasible' is shown to be not only reasonable, but fitting what researchers actually do. Copyright © 2006, First Monday.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sale, AHJ (Professor Arthur Sale)
ID Code:41041
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2012-05-07

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