The author has
already done the N keystrokes needed to deposit the document in his IR in the
first place, immediately upon
acceptance for publication.
For 62% of
deposits, the author can immediately set access as Open Access, with the publisherŐs
For the 38% of
deposits where access is embargoed by the publisher, the author does one extra keystroke per request-- considerably less that he did in paper reprint request
days, when reprints had
to be mailed and the turnaround time was weeks rather than minutes.
ID/OA mandate universally adopted, the embargoes will soon become obsolete, under
growing OA pressure worldwide.