** Apologies for Cross-Posting **
Research Information has just published a series of interviews by
editor Sian Harris on Open Access:
* 'Open access is much wider than just readers not paying'
Martin Richardson, Oxford Journals
* 'Academics have access anyway'
Michael Mabe, formerly of Elsevier
* 'Text mining of subject archives will enable new facts to be
Robert Terry, The Wellcome Trust
* 'Self-archiving should be mandatory'
Steven Harnad, U Quebec/Montreal & U Southampton
* 'The environmental community will embrace open-access'
Tim Smith, Institute of Physics Publishing
* 'Many areas of research are funded by taxpayers but they do not
see the results'
Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central
* 'The first priority should be awareness-raising'
Alma Swan, Key Perspectives
* 'Our community is used to immediate release of preprints'
Jens Vigen, CERN
* 'Get research authors to change their behaviour'
Leslie Carr, University of Southampton
A few errors crept into the interview with me, so I have posted a
corrected version of my bit (corrections in red) at:
Research Information has also added a small poll about OA publishing and
OA self-archiving, but there too, the first question somewhat
misdescribed the alternatives: It is not Subscription vs. Author Pays.
It should be "Subscriber-Institution Pays" vs. "Author-Institution
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 14:57:08 +0100
From: Sian Harris
Subject: Open access interview
Thank you for your help with my open access article. The interviews have
just gone live on our new-look website at
We have also
just launched a simple poll on the home page to gauge views on the
open-access debate - go to
to cast your vote!
A copy of the magazine will also be sent to you when they come back from the
Dr Sian Harris
Editor, Research Information
Bristol, BS1 4ND, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 956 1516
sian AT europascience.com