US University OA Resolutions Omit Most Important Component
harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat May 14 18:33:24 EST 2005
Good news: Cornell University is now the second U.S. University
(after University of Kansas) *not* to omit the all-important
self-archiving component from its Faculty Senate
Resolution on Scholarly Publishing, passed May 11 2005.
That critical component was this:
"The Senate strongly urges all faculty to deposit preprint or
postprint copies of articles in an open access repository such as
the Cornell University DSpace Repository..."
which is almost identical to the corresponding passage in the University
of Kansas Resolution:
"the University of Kansas Faculty Senate... Calls on all faculty
of the University of Kansas to seek amendments... to permit
the deposition of a digital copy of every article accepted by a
peer-reviewed journal into the ScholarWorks repository..."
"University of Kansas Registers its Institutional
OA Self-Archiving Policy" (April 7, 2005)
This means that now Cornell too can register its self-archiving policy, as
Kansas has already done, at:
being the second U.S. University to have adopted a self-archiving policy.
Registering the new policy and describing its critical self-archiving
component will help encourage other universities worldwide to follow suit:
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:
UNIFIED DUAL OPEN-ACCESS-PROVISION POLICY:
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.
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:
To join or leave the Forum or change your subscription address:
Post discussion to:
american-scientist-open-access-forum at amsci.org
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