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Monday, June 04, 2007

Assessing the success of OA archiving

Jingfeng Xia and L. Sun, Factors to Assess Self-Archiving in Institutional Repositories, Serials Review, June 2007.  Only this abstract is free online, at least so far:

This paper proposes a group of factors that may be used to assess the success of open access self-archiving. It concentrates on self-archiving in institutional repositories. The authors emphasize the importance of examining content materials, particularly the availability of full text versus abstracts and the deposits archived by authors versus by others.