Green open access policies of scholarly journal publishers: a study of what, when, and where self-archiving is allowed

@article{Laakso2013GreenOA,
  title={Green open access policies of scholarly journal publishers: a study of what, when, and where self-archiving is allowed},
  author={Mikael Laakso},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={99},
  pages={475-494}
}
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