The 'green' and 'gold' roads to open access : the case for mixing and matching

Guédon, Jean-Claude The 'green' and 'gold' roads to open access : the case for mixing and matching. Serials Review, 2004, vol. 30, n. 4, pp. 315-328. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Recent discussions on Open Access (OA) have tended to treat OA journals and self-archiving as two distinct routes. Some supporters of self-archiving even suggest that it alone can bring about full Open Access to the world's scientific literature. In this paper, it is argued that each route actually corresponds to a phase in the movement toward Open Access; that the mere fact of self-archiving is not enough; that providing some branding ability to the repositories is needed. However, doing so will eventually bring about the creation of overlay (or database) journals. The two roads, therefore, will merge to create a mature OA landscape.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: open access, green, gold, overlay
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Jean-Claude Guédon
Date deposited: 06 Apr 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00

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