University of Kansas Registers its Institutional OA Self-Archiving Policy

Stevan Harnad harnad at
Thu Apr 7 16:13:39 EST 2005

The University of Kansas has become the first US University to adopt 
a university-wide open-access self-archiving policy. The policy is
registered and described at:

Other universities and research institutions are encouraged to follow

The University of Kansas OA policy is the culmination of many years
of relentless effort on the part of the Executive Vice Chancellor and
Provost, David E. Shulenburger:

That makes it 12 registered institutional policies to date (including
CERN as well as France's mega-institutions: CNRS and INRIA, and soon
also INRA). For the US's AAU universities, that's now 1 down, 61 to go!

(My own personal hope is that AAU number 2 will be Indiana University,
where I lobbied so hard this past week:

but all Universities, AAU and non-AAU, are invited, and the sooner
the better!)

Stevan Harnad

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UNIVERSITIES: If you have adopted or plan to adopt an institutional
policy of providing Open Access to your own research article output,
please describe your policy at:

    BOAI-1 ("green"): Publish your article in a suitable toll-access journal
    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a open-access journal if/when 
            a suitable one exists.
    in BOTH cases self-archive a supplementary version of your article
            in your institutional repository.

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