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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Another law review accepts the OA Law Journal Principles

ULV Law Review is First Primary Law Journal in California to Adopt Open Access Principles, a press release from the University of La Verne College of Law, April 10, 2008.  Excerpt:

The University of La Verne College of Law is leading the way in providing open access to legal scholarship. school's flagship journal, the University of La Verne Law Review, is the first primary law review in California to join Science Commons' Open Access Law Program....

As a member of the Open Access Law Program, the University of La Verne Law Review will:

  • Observe a shorter than usual time frame for licensing, and support the use of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License rather than standard copyright terms
  • Expect of its authors that an electronic version of their edited articles will be made available in an Open Access Repository
  • Post its current publication agreement on its Web site

"In the digital era, educational institutions have an unprecedented opportunity to help make knowledge, including legal knowledge, as freely available as possible," said Associate Professor Diane Klein, one of the faculty advisors to ULV's law review. "In adopting Science Commons' Open Access Law Journal Principles, the University of La Verne Law Review joins elite publications such as the Duke Law Journal, the Texas Law Review and the Michigan Law Review in expressing its commitment to sharing legal knowledge. I truly believe that this is the trend of the future, and we can all be proud that someday we will look back and remember that our law review was one of those that got there first." ...