Open Access: Self-archiving
Self-archiving means to deposit a digital document in a publicly accessible website, preferable an OAI compliant repository . Self-archiving further refers to self-archiving of peer-reviewed research journal and conference articles, as well as thesis, books, and book chapters. Usually, authors deposit in their institutional repository or open archive with a goal of making their work visible, accessible, harvestable and usable.
Besides exposing and facilitating access to research online, self-archiving maximizes the visibility,usage and impact the research outputs.In the agricultural domain, CIARD conducted a study on researchers' attitude towards openness to research output.
Some aspects of Self-archivinghttp://aims.fao.org/community/blogs/open-access-self-archiving