Brown and Daguid (2000) begin their paper with the call,
Of many researchers working in the area of remaking academics for the Internet, one particularly stands out, at least in the area of OpenAcademics. Steven Harnad has been the most active voice in trying to free academic journals from the old system. He has pushed forward a number of initiatives, such as OpenPeerReview?, Cogprints, and the OpenArchivesInitiative?.
Harnad, S. (1990). Scholarly skywriting and the prepublication continuum of scientific inquiry. Psychological Science, 1, 342-343.
Harnad, S. (1991). Post-gutenberg galaxy: The fourth revolution in the means of production of knowledge. Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 2(1), 39-53.
Harnad, S. (1994). Scholarly journals at the crossroads: A subversive proposal for electronic publishing. Retrieved December 17, 2004 from http://www.arl.org/scomm/subversive/toc.html
Harnad, S. (1998). On-line journals and financial fire-walls. Nature, 395, 127-128.
Harnad, S. (1998). The invisible hand of peer review. Nature: Web matters. Retrieved December 17 from http://www.nature.com/nature/webmatters/invisible/invisible.html
Harnad, S., Brody, T., Vallieres, F., Carr, L., Hitchcock, S., Gingras, Y, Oppenheim, C., Stamerjohanns, H., & Hilf, E. (2004) The access/impact problem and the green and gold roads to open access. Serials Review 30. http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/%7Eharnad/Temp/impact.html