Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Thursday, March 29, 2007

OA publisher positions on commercial use

Klaus Graf has made a useful list of the few OA publishers who don't allow commercial use and the many who do allow it.  He welcomes additions to his list.

His own view is that OA providers should permit commercial use.  That's my view as well, although as I put it in January 2002, "...I want to make this preference genial, or compatible with the opposite preference, so that the [open access] movement can recruit and retain authors who oppose commercial use."