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Self-Archive Unto Others as Ye Would Have Them Self-Archive Unto You

Harnad, Stevan (2003) Self-Archive Unto Others as Ye Would Have Them Self-Archive Unto You. [Newspaper/Magazine Article]

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Scholars and scientists do research to create new knowledge so that other scholars and scientists can use it to create still more new knowledge and to apply it to improving people's lives. They are paid to do research, but not to report their research: That they do for free, because it is not royalty-revenue from their research papers but their "research impact" that pays their salaries, funds their further research, earns them prestige and prizes, etc. "Research impact" means how much of a contribution your research makes to further research: Do other researchers read, use, cite, and apply your findings? The more they do, the higher your research impact. One way to measure this is by counting how many researchers use and cite your work in their own research papers. To self-archive research is to deposit it in the researcher's own university "Eprint Archive". For even if universities keep on paying journals the exact same tolls they pay now for many years to come, self-archiving will free all the new knowledge that scholars and scientists create, so that all other scholars and scientists can already use it to create still more new knowledge and to apply it to improving people's lives.

Item Type:Newspaper/Magazine Article
Subjects:Electronic Publishing > Archives
ID Code:3022
Deposited By:Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:19 Jun 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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