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* [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4391312 Elsevier's new postprint archiving policy, continued], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, July 2, 2004.
 
* [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4391312 Elsevier's new postprint archiving policy, continued], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, July 2, 2004.
 
** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/07-02-04.htm#elsevier Copy] at Earlham.
 
** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/07-02-04.htm#elsevier Copy] at Earlham.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/06-02-04.htm#elsevier Elsevier permits postprint archiving], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2004.
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* [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4391311 Elsevier permits postprint archiving], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2004.
** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4391311 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/06-02-04.htm#elsevier Copy] at Earlham.
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* [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4391161 'It's the authors, stupid!'], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2004.
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/06-02-04.htm#authors Copy] at Earlham.
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** A revised an abridged version of this article was published as [https://web.archive.org/web/20040803124336/http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/accessdebate/24.html The Primacy of Authors in Achieving Open Access], Nature, June 10, 2004.  
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** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4725111 Copy of the Nature version] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
  
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/06-02-04.htm#authors 'It's the authors, stupid!'], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2004.
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* [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4736599 A Primer on Open Access to Science and Scholarship], Against the Grain, 16, 3 (June 2004).  
** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4391161 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/atg.htm Copy] at Earlham.
** A revised an abridged version of this article was published as [http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/accessdebate/24.html The Primacy of Authors in Achieving Open Access], Nature, June 10, 2004.  
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** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4725111 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
 
  
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/atg.htm A Primer on Open Access to Science and Scholarship], Against the Grain, 16, 3 (June 2004).
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* [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4317663
** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4736599 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
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Providing open access to past research articles, starting with the most important], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2004.
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/06-02-04.htm#unbind Copy] at Earlham.
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** An expanded version of this article appeared in [http://www.polimetrica.com/polimetrica/506/02/Open_Access_Open_Problems_vers._elettr.pdf Open Access, Open Problems] from Polimetrica, October 2006. 
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<!-- apparently I posted the Polimetrica to Earlham before it appeared at Polimetrica:[http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/unbind.htm Unbinding Past Medical Journals:  A proposal for providing open access to past research articles, starting with the most important], put online May 3, 2004.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/06-02-04.htm#unbind Providing open access to past research articles, starting with the most important], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2004.
 
** An expanded version of this article appeared in [http://www.polimetrica.com/polimetrica/506/02/Open_Access_Open_Problems_vers._elettr.pdf Open Access, Open Problems] from Polimetrica, October 2006.  (See above.)
 
** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4552035 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
 
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** A synoposis of an unpublished preprint, [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/unbind.htm Unbinding Past Medical Journals:  A proposal for providing open access to past research articles, starting with the most important], put online May 3, 2004.
 
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/05-03-04.htm#oai-google The case for OAI in the age of Google], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, May 3, 2004.
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/05-03-04.htm#oai-google The case for OAI in the age of Google], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, May 3, 2004.

Revision as of 15:30, 7 February 2020

I've written a lot over the years about open access to research. This bibliography of my writings on OA focuses less on news and more on commentary and analysis &#151; pieces that may still be of interest. It includes books, newsletter essays, journal articles, preprints, and interviews. I omit pure news pieces, as well as minor pieces like blog posts, listserv messages, letters to editors, presentation slides, and small web pages. I plan to keep it up to date. &#151; Peter Suber.

  • Suggested short URL for this page = bit.ly/suber-oa-writings.
  • This version of the list (started August 2013) supersedes an earlier version.
  • For my work on topics other than open access, see my separate list of writings.
  • Originally I included interviews on this list only when they were writings. But after a while that seemed arbitrary and I began including video and podcast interviews as well. As a result, the list is now more complete even if the title is less accurate.
  • My ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is 0000-0002-3577-2890. Most of the works below appeared before ORCID existed. But I support ORCID and include my ID here to help associate it with my writings.




Most recent first

  • Unlocking Research. A 28 minute audio interview with me by David Weinberger for Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, August 16, 2012.
  • Open Access, MIT Press, June 2012. The book became OA in June 2013, one year after publication.
    • My book home page of notes, reviews, updates, supplements, and links to OA editions.
    • The MIT Press page on the book.
    • Copies in DASH.
    • Choice named this an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013.
    • The book was translated into Polish by Roman Bogacewicz, Maciej Chojnowski, Wojciech Fenrich, Joanna Kielan, Andrzej Leśniak, Krzysztof Siewicz, Michał Starczewski, and Jakub Szprot, under the title Otwarty dostęp, Warsaw University Press, October 2014. There is both a print and OA edition.
    • It was translated into Chinese by Li Wu under the title Kaifang Cunqu Jianbian, China Ocean Press, January 2015. There is no OA edition.
    • It was translated into Spanish by Remedios Melero under the title Acceso Abierto, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, August 2015. There is both a print and OA edition.
    • It was translated into Arabic by Tahseen Al-Khateeb under the title الوصول الحر, QScience division of the Qatar Foundation, October 2015. There is both a print and OA edition.
    • It was translated into French by Marie Lebert under the title Qu’est-ce que l’accès ouvert ?, OpenEdition Press, October 2016. There is both a print and OA edition.
  • Open Access and copyright, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, July 2, 2011.
    • Copy at Earlham.
    • Hélio Kuramoto translated this article into Portuguese, in three parts (1, 2, 3).
    • Constantinescu Nicolaie translated this article into Romanian.
  • Free Knowledge. A 24 minute audio interview with me by David Weinberger for the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory, June 2, 2011.
  • Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Copyright and Other Issues. A 68-minute video discussion of federal open-access policy between me and Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Elsevier. Held at Harvard Law School, sponsored by the American Bar Association Committee on University Intellectual Property Law, and recorded April 9, 2012.
    • Also see my June 1, 2012, blog post on this event for some follow-up discussion.
  • Open Accessories, Radio Berkman, recorded February 26, 2009, released March 3, 2009. A 17:30 minute podcast interview with me by David Weinberger.
  • "Open access", a radio interview with me by Jesse Brown for his show, Search Engine, on Canada's CBC Radio One, May 29, 2008. Now a podcast. The interview starts at minute 13:30 and lasts about seven minutes.
  • Towards Open Access, The Earlhamite, Winter 2008. An interview with me by Jonathan Graham. (Not online.)
  • Trends favoring open access, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, May 2, 2007.
    • Copy at Earlham.
    • A revised version of this article was published in a special issue of CT Watch (Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2007) on The Coming Revolution in Scholarly Communications & Cyberinfrastructure.
  • Open access and quality, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, October 2, 2006.
    • Copy at Earlham.
    • This article was reprinted in the DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, January 2008.

Providing open access to past research articles, starting with the most important], SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2004.


  • The Promise of 'Open Access' Publishing, transcript of a live, online colloquy sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2004. Lila Guterman was the host who moderated the discussion, and I was the guest who answered questions.
  • The Database Paradox: Unlimited Information and the False Blessing of 'Objectivity', Library Hi Tech, 10, 4 (1992) 51-57.
    • A revised and expanded version of "How Teachers Teach, How Students Learn: Teaching in a Blizzard of Information," in Evan Farber (ed.), Teaching and Technology: The Impact of Unlimited Information Access on Classroom Teaching, Pierian Press, 1991, pp. 67-74, which is itself a revised and expanded version of "Teaching in a Blizzard of Information," Issues in Science and Technology, 5, 4 (July 1989) 29-31.
    • Copy in DASH.




The following are (or were) continuously updated and can't easily be placed in the chronological order above.



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