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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

OA mandate in Madrid

The Community of Madrid, one of the 17 first-level political divisions of Spain, on May 20 adopted an OA policy. The policy appears to require OA to research at Madrid's universities and research agencies; especially, that research groups will "facilitate" the OA publication of their results in Digital.CSIC. (I haven't seen any English-language information on this policy, so this is based on my own rough translation; see my comment below.) See the posts (in Spanish) at Open Access and by José Carlos Cortizo Pérez for more information and the policy's text. See also this comment (in Spanish) by Pablo de Castro of Digital.CSIC on the response by Madrid's Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Comment. I apologize for the vagueness of this post. My Spanish, and my knowledge of the Spanish educational system, is weak. If I've made a mistake, I apologize; please contact me or Peter with any corrections or supplemental information. We'll post follow-ups as more information becomes available.

Update. See the brief (English) update on the policy from DRIVER.