Journals and repositories: an evolving relationship?

Stephen Pinfield, Learned Publishing, Jun 18, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

With the suggestion that Elsevier is lobbying UK vice-chancellors in an attempt to replace open access repositories, it is relevant to look anew at the relation between repositories and academic journals. This article (PDF) is a useful look at the subject, offering several models showing how both journals and repositories can add post-authorship value to the publication. "There is potential for repositories and journals to interact with each other on an ongoing basis and between them to form a coherent OA scholarly communication system," writes the author.
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