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Thursday, May 03, 2007

OA mandates from Russia and Turkey

Two more research institutions have adopted OA mandates.  (Thanks to Stevan Harnad.)

  1. Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  Here's its OA policy as listed in ROARMAP:  "All researchers of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences are mandated by a director's decree to immediately deposit their papers/articles in the institutional Open Archive."
  2. Middle East Technical University (Turkey).  Here's its OA policy as listed in ROARMAP:  "[T]he University...require[s] their researchers to deposit a copy of all their Masters and Ph.D. theses, published and refereed articles in the Institutional Repository of Middle East Technical University, if there are no legal objections, [and] encourage[s]...their authors to publish their research articles in open access journals where a suitable journals exist and provide[s] the support to enable that to happen."

PS:  Kudos to all involved at both institutions.