Re: Should Publishers Offer Free-Access Services?

From: Thomas J. Walker <tjw_at_GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 08:20:13 -0400

At 04:59 PM 5/7/00 +0100, Martin Blume wrote:

>>On Fri, 5 May 2000, Thomas J. Walker wrote:
>> > The APS does not seem to allow the posting of its PDF files (which are
>> > equivalent to the archived version of the articles):
>> >
>> > "The author(s) shall have the following rights:
>> > ....
>> > (4) The right to post and update the article on e-print servers as
long as
>> > files prepared and/or formatted by APS or its vendors are not used
>> > that purpose, and as long as access to the server does not depend on
>> > payment of access, subscription, or membership fees. Any such
>> > made or updated after acceptance of the article for publication shall
>> > include a copyright notice as in (3)."
>> >
>> > [from]
>The section of the APS copyright form immediately preceding the above gives
>authors the right to post the APS formatted version (PDF files) on their
>own web page - providing electronic reprints for the authors without charge:
>"(3) The right, after publication by APS, to use all or part of the article
> and abstract, without revision or modification, in personal compilations
> or other publications of the author's own works, including the author's
> personal web home page, and to make copies of all or part of such
> materials for the author's use for lecture or classroom purposes,
> provided that the first page of such use or copy prominently displays
> the bibliographic data and the following copyright notice:
> ``Copyright (year) by The American Physical Society.'' "

Thanks for the correction.

Entomological Society of American electronic reprints differ from APS
electronic reprints in three respects: (1) the authors pay a fee (75% the
price of 100 paper reprints), (2) ESA makes them freely available on its
server, and (3) ESA allows authors to post them anywhere, including e-print

ESA hopes, in the near future, to post its e-reprints on PubMed Central and
to get major literature indexing services to link directly to them.

Tom Walker
Thomas J. Walker
Department of Entomology & Nematology
University of Florida, PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
E-mail: FAX: (352)392-0190
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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