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12 August, 2019

Dear Irina and all

Irina, in a previous message ( you said:

'From my own experience as an author of a paper published in a hybrid journal this year: it took me some time to find an appropriate repository for a preprint (as neither me nor my co-author belong to any organization with an institutional repository).'

I find this area quite confusing. This confusion is probably a major cause for why researchers do not bother to self-archive their work. Can anyone on HIFA help to provide simple guidance for health researchers on how to self-archive?

There is a Directory of Open Access Repositories here: but unfortunately I could not find any simple guidance. Also, I was unable to browse the Directory. I did a search on ResearchGate, and this is not included in the Directory. I have used ResearchGate often to try to obtain full text, although I have to say that my success rate has been low.

Looking forward to learn more from you.

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA Project on Access to Health Research

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