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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Swiss academy adopts an OA policy

The Swiss Academy of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften or SAGW) adopted an OA policy on December 21, 2007.  (Thanks to the Open Access Informationsplattform.)

The new policy appears to recommend rather than require OA.  Because the details are in a PDF (in German), I can't link to a machine translation.  If someone could post an English summary or translation to SOAF, then I'd link to it from this post.

Update (1/11/08).  I just posted a crude translation to SOAF.  Bottom line:  the policy is a recommendation, not a mandate.  It recommends that authors self-archive or submit their work to OA journals, and it recommends that journals and publishers use CC licenses or deposit their articles in an OA repository.