The ArXiv preprint archive for research articles in physics, mathematics, computer science and related disciplines was initiated by Paul Ginsparg in 1991. ArXiv enables the rapid dissemination of research articles prior to peer review, and
Practically all papers in high-energy physics (> 90% since the late 1990s) are first published on the Arxiv preprint server. Several related disciplines also have a long Arxiv tradition. But Arxiv is also an excellent
This week (October 19-23) is Open Access Week – a good opportunity to think and write about this topic. On Monday I wrote in a blog post: Open Access can be looked at from many
This week (October 19-23) is Open Access Week: Open Access Week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the
The British Medical Journal this week published Open access publishing, article downloads, and citations: randomised controlled trial by Phlip Davis et al. There are already several publications that looked at the full paper downloads and
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently recommending public access of all papers from NIH-funded research. Fewer than 5% of research papers have gone this route since the policy went into effect in 2005.