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New paper: Benton on the quality of dinosaur names



Mike Taylor writes:
 > > You can download this from the Royal Society publishing site for only
 > > $49.00.
 > >    http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2008.0402
 > > Or you can download it for free from Benton's reprint page:
 > >    http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/Benton/reprints/   
 > > 
 > > Decisions, decisions!

Along these lines, there are quite a few vertebrate palaeontologists
who just go right ahead and make all their publications freely
available on their own web-sites, irrespective of what restrictions
the publisher says they're imposing.  There's a list of such pages on
Matt Wedel's blog --
        
http://drvector.blogspot.com/2007/01/open-access-biology-and-paleontology_17.html

Does anyone out there know of any case where an author has bee hassled
by a publisher for doing this?  And if so, were they merely asked to
take down the relevant articles, or threatened with stronger action?

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