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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

OA policy at the French ANR

France's National Agency for Research (Agence nationale de la recherche, ANR) has adopted a policy to assure that all ANR-funded research is deposited in HAL for open access.  (Thanks to the INIST Libre Accès blog.)

I can't tell whether the policy is a request or a requirement.  The headline of the announcement says "L'ANR incite..." but the body says "...l'ANR demande...."  If anyone can clarify this key detail, please drop me a line or post a note to SOAF.

Update. Thierry Chanier believes that ANR demande OA.