Budapest Open Access Initiative
Aims to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the Internet.
Andrew Odlyzko: Papers on Electronic Publishing
A selection of papers on the future of electronic publication in the field of academic communication, its impact and consequences.
A resource for faculty and librarian action to reclaim scholarly communication. Main issues concern subscription prices for scholarly journals and help for journals willing to find publishing options better suited to their academic missions.
Creating a global knowledge network
Considerations on how to build a knowledge network for research communication and on its potential impact, by P. Ginsparg, one of the founders of ArXiv.
First Monday - The Streetperformer Protocol & Digital Copyrights
Introducing the Street Performer Protocol, an electronic-commerce mechanism to facilitate the private financing of public works. Using this protocol, people would place donations in escrow, to be released to an author in the event that the promised work be put in the public domain.
Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
(FOS) News and discussion on the migration of print scholarship to the internet and efforts to make it available to readers free of charge. Newsletter, forum, FAQ and a comprehensive directory on electronic archives.
Measure Calls for Wider Access to Federally Financed Research
A group challenging the power of established scientific journals says legislation will be introduced to make the results of all federally financed research available to the public.
Nature Debates: E-Access
Online forum hosted by Nature Online concerning the impact of the web on the future of publishing and the dissemination of scientific information.
Online or Invisible?
Article by Steve Lawrence appeared in Nature (2001) analyzing the citation rate of online and off line articles. Articles freely available online are more highly cited, free online availability substantially increases a paper's impact.
Peter Suber's Guide to the FOS Movement
Comprehensive guide to the terminology, acronyms, initiatives, standards, technologies, and players in the free online scholarship initiative.
Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing
An internet discussion about scientific and scholarly journals and their future.
Answers to frequently asked questions about self archiving including what and how. Has a "I worry about..." set of questions too with advice and answers to issues.
Stevan Harnad on Free Access Initiatives
How to free access to scientific literature: papers by one of the leaders of the open archives initiative.