There has been some debate about delayed Open Access, if it can even be called Open Access, and whether this form of sharing research is more or less effective than immediate OA, especially in the context of the impact factor and citation level. This discussion is important as it focuses on the very essence of OA and the development of standards that should guide the publication of research in this model.
Green Open Access (self-archiving) is a growing trend in publishing and disseminating research results. Almost every university and research institution now has its own repository for scientific articles. Yet, the biggest barrier to Green Open Access is still the time embargo on publishing – a consequence of which some articles are delayed by one or two years. Although more and more researchers publish their results almost immediately, the time embargo is still a significant brake on the development of Green Open Access. Fortunately, it is becoming more common to try to eliminate this barrier, or at least to reduce the […]
Open Access as a model for publishing research results has many variations. One of them is Green Open Access. But what exactly is Green OA? In a sentence, it is a way of self-archiving. The researcher decides to submit the results of his/her research in a selected repository that is open, which means, that anyone has access to it and that the materials are free. So if you are considering self-archiving, but you are not sure what Green OA is all about, here is a list of useful links that should help you figure it out.
Recently, I wrote about an extremely useful iPhone app, which allows users to access the arXiv.org repository on their mobile. However, do not worry if you are an Android device user, as there is another app available for this mobile platform. What is more, in my view this app is much more useful than the one developed for the iPhone.
With more than 875,000 e-papers – mainly in computer science, statistics, physics and mathematics – arXiv.org is a very well known repository where scientists and researchers can find articles and papers published in Green Open Access. ArXiv has traditionally been accessed by academics from their desktops to search or deposit new research directly through the website arxiv.org. But this is not the only way to use the repository now. Today, with almost every reader owning a tablet or a smartphone, users can take advantage of all types of applications, as well as seamless connection to the Internet. Moreover, these devices […]
ArXiv is a well-known open repository (Green Open Access) for all scientists interested in mathematics or physics. It holds more than 875,000 e-papers – mainly in computer science, statistics, physics and mathematics. In 2012 alone, the repository saw around 64 million downloads and received more than 84,000 new submissions. In order to maintain such a huge infrastructure arXiv requires a significant amount of funding, which is primarily derived from various types of grants. Now the European Research Council (ERC) has become the latest institution to become a donor.