A nice small survey showing that we can upload and maintain our own versions of our published papers without braking the law.
Edit: As was pointed out in the comments, you can find self-archiving info for most journals at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [h/t Laurent]
I have been a bit frustrated about scientific publishing, as you might have been able to tell if you read some of my earlierposts on open access in academia. I posted earlier this week about Aaron Swartz and the legal predicament in which he found himself when he downloaded huge numbers of scientific papers. I was frustrated at the lack of access that most people experience to academic publishing, but didn’t want to resort to breaking the law to remedy the situation. However, a certain amount of that frustration could have been relieved had I just taken the time to figure out where the boundaries lie in the copyright documents that I sign when I publish papers. I decided to have a look to see how many of my rights remain…
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