University of Kansas Registers its Institutional OA Self-Archiving Policy

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
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:

    http://www.eprints.org/signup/fulllist.php

Other universities and research institutions are encouraged to follow
suit:

    http://www.eprints.org/signup/sign.php

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:

    http://www.arl.org/arl/proceedings/133/shulenburger.html

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:

    http://www.slis.indiana.edu/research/colloq_readingss05.html#harnad
    http://vw.indiana.edu/talks-spring05/

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

Stevan Harnad

AMERICAN SCIENTIST OPEN ACCESS FORUM:
A complete Hypermail archive of the ongoing discussion of providing
open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online (1998-2005)
is available at:
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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:
        http://www.eprints.org/signup/sign.php

UNIFIED DUAL OPEN-ACCESS-PROVISION POLICY:
    BOAI-1 ("green"): Publish your article in a suitable toll-access journal
            http://romeo.eprints.org/
OR
    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a open-access journal if/when 
            a suitable one exists.
            http://www.doaj.org/
AND  
    in BOTH cases self-archive a supplementary version of your article
            in your institutional repository.
            http://www.eprints.org/self-faq/
            http://archives.eprints.org/





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