Toward Open Access in Ancient Studies: The Princeton-Stanford Working Papers in Classics

  title={Toward Open Access in Ancient Studies: The Princeton-Stanford Working Papers in Classics},
  author={Josiah Ober and Walter Scheidel and Brent D. Shaw and Donna Sanclemente},
  pages={229 - 242}
Abstract:The authors' experience with founding and managing an open-access Internet site for publishing scholarly preprints, the Princeton-Stanford Working Papers in Classics, raises issues about the status of publication in classical studies. Open-access e-prints offer unique advantages in terms of availability and dated registration of work, but raise concerns about certification and permanent archiving. E-prints and traditional publications are currently complementary. Yet the worlds of… 
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