Date: February 5, 2008
To: SPARC Directors
From: Heather Joseph, SPARC Executive Director
Re: NIH public access policy implementation – available resources

We are pleased to announce the first results of an ongoing research project.The overall project has two phases. Phase One is to make a comprehensive list of scholarly societies worldwide that support gold OA for their own journals. The journals might be full OA or hybrid OA, and the society's relationship to its journals might be that of owner, publisher, or partner with the publisher. (For convenience, when we say below that a society "publishes" an OA journal, we'll mean that it has at least one of these relationships to it.) The list includes the journals themselves, and associated data, as well as the societies.

ABSTRACT: An account is given of the difficulties caused to smaller learned publishers and to the academic library system in the move to electronic delivery of results of scientific and medical research.


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