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Friday, December 12, 2008

NISC adopts a hybrid OA policy

According to the December 2008 issue of NISC News (not online), South Africa's NISC has adopted a hybrid OA policy for its 10 TA journals.  (Thanks to Barbara Kirsop.) 

Comment.  The policy scores well on my criteria for hybrid journal programs.  It allows participating authors to retain copyright, it promises to reduce subscription prices in proportion to author uptake, and it puts no restrictions whatsoever on the author's distribution of the published article.