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Princeton Adopts Open Access Policy for Faculty Publications

posted Sep 26, 2011, 10:26 AM by Lewis Baumstark
Kudos to the Princeton faculty for voting this in.  (Duke made a similar move a little over a year ago.)  In a nutshell, all faculty publications (research papers, books, etc.) will be made available to the public, at no charge, by the University.  This is a major face-slap to publishers like Elsevier who require faculty to sign over their copyrights and subsequently don't allow faculty to post their work on the web.

Princeton and Duke are top-tier institutions; their leadership will be important for encouraging other institutions' faculties to adopt similar policies.