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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Law journals should encourage OA archiving

Alfred L. Brophy, Advice to Law Journals, Part 18, PropertyProf Blog, December 7, 2007.

Just as journals should do everything possible to get content, they should do everything possible to facilitate distribution of that content.  This includes encouraging authors to post their articles on ssrn and bepress [OA repositories] before publication.  I've heard some journals don't want to let authors post their articles on the web before the articles are published --or even after they're published.  To use a colloquial term, that's nuts.  Journals need to get scholarship into the hands (or before the eyes) of readers....