B – Open access to research

Harnad S. Open access to research: changing researcher behavior through university and funder mandates. JEDEM Journal of Democracy and Open Government 2011;3(1):33-41

A somewhat conservative perspective on “edemocracy” as public access to scholarly and scientific research is presented. The author suggests to maximise the usage and impact of research carried out in research institutions by depositing final drafts in open access institutional repositories immediately upon acceptance for publication in order to have them freely accessible to all potential users webwide.