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Thursday, March 31, 2005

INRIA's commitment to OA

INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Sciences and Control, has signed the Registry of Institutional OA Self-Archiving Policies. Here's how INRIA describes its OA policy on the registry policy page: 'INRIA (The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) is about to launch an Open Archive dedicated to its scientific publications. INRIA Chairman Gilles Kahn has signed the Berlin Declaration last June and strongly embraces the Open Archive Initiative. He is convinced that such an archive will increase INRIA's scientific visibility and impact, keep track of INRIA's scientific output, and be of use to the whole scientific community. INRIA's Open Archive is part of the HAL Open Archive, produced by the CCSD (Center for Direct Scientific Communication) of CNRS, originally for physicists. INRIA is now collaborating with the CCSD for the future evolution of HAL [Hyper Articles Online]. INRIA scientists and their research partners will be strongly encouraged to use HAL-INRIA as a repository for their research. Documents to be archived include mostly submitted or accepted contributions in Conferences and Journals, book chapters, but also tutorials, INRIA reports, presentations, self-archived dissertations and preprints. It will also be possible to archive the proceedings of conferences organized, chaired or edited by INRIA scientists. Free access to archived articles will be granted whenever compatible with the publisher's requirements. INRIA Scientists have been advised to check the editor' copyright policy on before signing any copyright agreement. Articles provided as LateX sources are automatically mirrored into ArXiv.'