Un accord de mauvais principes | RJ45
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-05-01
From Google's English: "For the bottom, I am quite surprised by a number of points:
- the collection of MAA (Author Accepted Manuscript) seems to be part of the constitution, by Elsevier, a bankable war stock , playing for STEM over a period longer than allowed by the Law for Digital Republic (it was good bothering at the time). We would witness here a diversion of Open Access logic by creating a kind of 6-month retention basin, which helps to widen the marketing potential (6 months, it seems short, but in many STEM disciplines, freshness of scientific information matters a lot and therefore, the reader is / will be willing to pay rather than wait for these 6 months);
- the idea of dark archive (hum hum, this name) is a dreamer: the MAA files captured by Elsevier "can be opened (...) 24 months after the date of publication" - still a retention period, still the bankable , and a vague in the expression that does not bode well;
- Moreover, the promise of MAA payments from the dark archive in HAL is very similar to a trick trap (what a surprise): as soon as the author of a MAA article incorporates the idea that Elsevier will take charge (one day ) to ensure the payment towards HAL, it is likely that the human slope (to hear, our laziness to all) will make that the researcher, unless one is a militant hairy, will not worry any more about becoming Open Access of his article, leaving to Elsevier the care to take care of everything (and locking in fact the delays mentioned above while leaving Elsevier at the end of his paper);
- the blow of the streaming access is remarkable: besides it bypasses HAL (the file is no longer physically on the HAL servers, but on Elsevier's servers which will be able to control the access as it wishes), we can imagine the trackers that will be stuck in / under this access, and obviously collect some certainly very interesting data (hear, bankables also) for Elsevier (who reads what, who works on what subject, etc);..."