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Monday, February 18, 2008

Harvard inspires another student newspaper to call for a local OA mandate

It's time for Open Access, Swarthmore Daily Gazette, February 18, 2008An editorial.  Excerpt:

...Harvard has always been one of the world's foremost universities, and [its new OA mandate] will help cement that position.

Swarthmore needs to step up and join Harvard.

As a school, we pride ourselves on our commitment to social justice....We should embrace this commitment to social justice in the school's research as well. And there is nothing to lose. Swarthmore's scholars would gain a far wider audience for their research --and they could still publish in the journal of their choice....

The benefits of Open Access are clear. What are we waiting for?

PS:  Also see the Harvard-inspired editorials calling for OA at Boston College and New York University.