Publishers: Finch report must tackle "green model" risks | The Bookseller
Connotea Imports 2012-05-14
"The length of the embargo period built into the "green" model for journal publishing will be a crucial issue in the forthcoming report from the Finch Working Group, say publishers....Sage deputy m.d. Ziyad Marar said: "Finch will have to find a balance to enable the publishing industry to continue while optimising the amount of access. Not all disciplines have the same half-life; Finch will have to recognise that the humanities and social sciences have a longer lifespan than science...." Wim van der Stelt, executive vice-president of corporate strategy at Springer, said the publisher wanted the embargo period...to be "a minimum of a year." ...Springer "strongly" prefers the gold model, said van der Stelt. "The material is immediately available for free, there are no restrictions on the use of it and it is more sustainable, so it works better for both parties," he said...."