AN OVERVIEW OF SELF ARCHIVING BENEFICIARY FEATURES FOR RESEARCHERS IN R&D INSTITUTIONS
Self-archiving habitually meets the candidness criteria of research financers. It is suggested for researchers to declare the ingenuousness of their previous publications in their funding applications. In other words, self-archiving makes the research widely visible, accessible, harvestable, searchable, and re-useable, thus increasing its reach and impact, and possibly the number of citations it receives. The complete study on the research topic can be published in the relevant journal of their choice. This has an impact on the acceptability of archiving within` Colors that are used as categories by publishers according to the degree to which they allow self-archiving. This provides a simple way of identifying the general self-archiving policy of a particular publisher. As most conditions do not prevent an author from self-archiving straight away, these requirements do not have a negative effect on a publisher’s self-archiving status, i.e., they do not result in loss of color. By carrying out the conditions, as specified by the publisher, authors are permitted to self-archiving their work. Conditions therefore, do not affect the color categorization of a publisher. A large proportion of authors are unaware of the option of self-archiving and its benefits. Therefore, even if the authors’ institutions have repositories, authors themselves don’t bother with self-archiving unless their institutions mandate it. Researchers affiliated to smaller institutions that cannot afford extensive journal subscriptions would not be able to access these papers. Moreover, the chances of such research reaching a wider audience to lay people and experts in unrelated fields are slim. Today, the world is increasingly moving towards a system where the intellectual output of the research community can be freely disseminated to the world at large.