26 October 2012

Open Access Week 2012: OA Authors

Yesterday's post noted some of the complexities associated with mandates for Open Access.  The hope is that these mandates will lead to a much greater increase in scholarly works deposited in institutional repositories.  But at the same time, it's important to keep in mind that anyone can self-archive, mandate or not!  Here are four examples of OA articles whose authors are affiliated with institutions that do not have mandates (at least not at the time the articles were written):

Katrine Fangen, "Humiliation Experienced by Somali Refugees in Norway," JRS 19(1) (2006) [access]
- Note: The Univ. of Oslo adopted an institutional mandate in 2012.  The a/m article was made OA via Oxford Open.

Jenni Millbank & Laurie Berg, "Constructing the Personal Narratives of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Asylum Claimants," JRS 22(2) (2009) [access]
- This is an example of a preprint deposited in a disciplinary repository.

Tara Polzer, "Invisible Integration: How Bureaucratic, Academic and Social Categories Obscure Integrated Refugees," JRS 21(4) (2008) [access]
- The a/m article was made OA via Oxford Open.

Sarah Steimel, "Refugees as People: The Portrayal of Refugees in American Human Interest Stories," JRS 23(2) (2010) [access]
- This is an example of a postprint deposited in an institutional repository.

Other examples of authors who self-archive are listed in this post from last year.

Of course, you do not have to be affiliated with an academic institution to make your work OA.  If you are an independent researcher or employed by any kind of organization without its own institutional repository, you can always take advantage of disciplinary repositories like Forced Migration Online (FMO), the Refugee Research Network (RRN),  or the previously-mentioned Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Others are listed here.

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