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France's CNRS Registers Commitment to Implement Berlin Declaration Self-Archiving Policy Recommendation

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Mar 17 09:01:30 EST 2005


France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
    http://www.cnrs.fr/
is perhaps the world's largest national research institute, covering
virtually all scientific and scholarly disciplines, in a distributed
network of individual research units as well as university-associated 
units all over France.

CNRS was a delegate to the recent Berlin 3 meeting in Southampton UK
    http://www.eprints.org/berlin3/program.html
whose objective was to formulate a concrete institutional policy that
could be implemented by the 55 institutions worldwide 
    http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/signatories.html
that have already signed the Berlin Declaration for Open Access 
    http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html
(as well as all new signatories).

The outcome of Berlin 3 was the following recommended institutional
policy:
    http://www.eprints.org/berlin3/outcomes.html

CNRS has now registered its commitment to implementing a CNRS
institutional self-archiving policy along the lines recommended:
    http://www.eprints.org/signup/fulllist.php

The importance of this national institutional commitment cannot
be under-emphasized. CNRS is setting an example for the research
institutions and universities of the world.

Research institutions and universities (both those who have already
signed the Berlin Declaration and those who have not) are now invited
to register their commitment to adopting institutional self-archiving
policies of their own, along the lines recommended by the Berlin
Declaration at:

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

More information will appear in a later posting.




AMERICAN SCIENTIST OPEN ACCESS FORUM:
A complete Hypermail archive of the ongoing discussion of providing
open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online (1998-2004)
is available at:
http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/
        To join or leave the Forum or change your subscription address:
http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html
        Post discussion to:
        american-scientist-open-access-forum at amsci.org

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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