Some Quaint Elsevier Tergiversation on Rights Retention

Connotea: stevanharnad's bookmarks matching tag 2012-11-23


Preamble: If you wish to sample some of the most absurd, incoherent, pseudo-legal gibberish on the subject of "rights" retention, "systematicity" and free will, please have a look at what follows under "Elsevier Article Posting Policies" below. (And bear in mind that an institution only provides a tiny fraction of any journal's content.) Any author foolish enough to be intimidated by this kind of garbled double-talk deserves everything that's coming to him. My Advice to Authors: Ignore this embarrassing, self-contradictory nonsense completely and exercise your retained "right" to post your final refereed draft ("AAM") in your institutional repository immediately upon acceptance, whether or not it is mandatory, secure in the knowledge that from a logical contradiction anything and everything (and its opposite) follows! (And be prepared to declare, with hand on heart, that as an adult, every right you exercise with your striate musculature is exercised "voluntarily.") [By the way, as long as Elsevier states that its authors retain the right to post "voluntarily", Elsevier, too, remains on the Side of the Angels insofar as immediate, unembargoed Green OA self-archiving is concerned. It's just that the Angels are a bit glossalalic...]


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Tags: free will oa.rights-retention oa.elsevier



Date tagged:

11/23/2012, 15:16

Date published:

11/23/2012, 10:15