Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence


Annex 1

STATEMENT FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF LEARNED AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY PUBLISHERS (ALPSP), OCTOBER 2003

  ALPSP is wholly in favour of maximizing access to research literature; the various proposals for achieving this (eg Open Access journals, institutional repositories, self-archiving), however, raise complex economic, logistical and sociological questions which differ from field to field as well as between different sizes and types of publishers. Much more information needs to be gathered through experimentation and analysis; ALPSP therefore welcomes the establishment of journals with different economic models for open access in order that the benefit to scholars and the long-term stability and viability of these models can be assessed.

http://www.alpsp.org/news/openaccpositionstatementoct03.pdf



 
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