A new report, from commercial academic publishers, asked UK libraries what the results might be of the government’s plan for universal open-access with an embargo period of six months…

“Nearly a quarter of [the 210 libraries that responded] would cancel their humanities and social science subscriptions entirely.”

A further report suggest another problem — that papers simply won’t be presented by academics to their repositories…

“The PEER findings [...] indicated that the vast majority of academics did not self-archive their work even when asked to do so.”

Perhaps UK universities should declare that journal articles won’t count toward future career advancement, unless they are deposited in a timely manner?

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