The Double-Cost of Green-via-Gold - The Scholarly Kitchen

peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-05-04


"Like the Holdren Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Memo before it, the Nelson OSTP Memo articulates a “Green” public access mandate. Federal agencies are directed to ensure that “all peer-reviewed scholarly publications authored or coauthored by individuals or institutions resulting from federally funded research are made freely available and publicly accessible by default in agency-designated repositories without any embargo or delay after publication.” 

In a subscription world, the effort to develop and maintain federal agency repositories of funded research is an understandable expense; the enabled public access is an alternative to paywalled access. But as the Nelson Memo catalyzes a shift to open access publishing and the overall shift towards an open access world continues inexorably, should we reconsider the double-cost of this repository approach, given that the green public access copy will duplicate already provided open access?..."


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Tags: oa.economics_of oa.ostp oa.usa oa.repositories

Date tagged:

05/04/2023, 09:14

Date published:

05/04/2023, 05:16