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Friday, February 15, 2008

More on the Harvard mandate

Heidi Ledford, Harvard adopts open-access policy, Nature News, February 15, 2008.  Here are some new details:

...The language of the policy makes it clear that any request to opt out of the programme will be granted, says [Stuart Shieber, a computer scientist at Harvard, who proposed the new policy]. “If the author requests a waiver, the dean will provide a waiver,” he says....

[T]he university has not yet established a time limit for submission, nor have they defined what constitutes a ‘final’ draft of the paper. Harvard intends to establish an ‘office of scholarly communication’ to define these issues....