Green Open Access

Support

Anonymous pledges: 36

Support metric: X.X%

Rationale

Preprints are a fast and cost-effective way to make findings openly available ('Green Open Access'). Some publishers discourage preprints by delaying their sharing ('embargoes') or forbidding their updating after peer-review ('post-print' or 'author accepted manuscript'). If a critical mass of researchers were to unanimously declare their intention to share pre- and post-prints, however, publishers would be compelled to endorse these practices or lose the value donated to them by the research community.

Criteria

  1. Every time you publish an article closed access (i.e., in a paywalled journal), deposit the final peer-reviewed preprint (i.e., 'postprint') in an indexed repository immediately (i.e., without embargo)
  2. Every time you review, only review for journals that allow post-prints to be shared without embargo (i.e., 'Green' journals on Sherpa/Romeo)

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