ACM introduces Author-Izer

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Culture, Research | 0 comments

The ACM introduced a new service, called Author-Izer. It allows you to set links from your own web page to your articles in the ACM Digital Library. You could do this already before, but Author-Izer adds a nice twist. People that follow an Author-Izer link get absolutely free access to the articles. It proofs my point that there really is not grey area in Open Access Publishing. Unless you lock up your service completely, you have to open up completely. Allowing self-archiving already enables full access to your articles thanks to the indexing done by Google Scholar. It is good to see that the ACM finally officially acknowledges this fact and stops fighting it. Another small victory for Open Access Publishing.

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