Results from publishing at the University of Bergen should be made publicly accessible in electronic archives for peer-reviewed journal articles
All employees at the University of Bergen are asked to deposit peer-reviewed versions of articles to the institution from the 1.1.2010
Peer-reviewed articles are made available in the institutional repository after consent by author and publisher. The version that is made available should be the same as the published version....
Congratulations to all involved. The word "should" (rather than "must") needn't reduce compliance. But unfortunately the loophole for dissenting publishers will reduce compliance. And it's not necessary. Institutions like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT close the loophole and use rights retention to assure that OA through the institutional repository is authorized by the copyright holder regardless of the journals where the faculty publish their articles. The no-loophole policies still allow opt-outs, but for authors rather than publishers. At the next policy review, and perhaps before next January when the policy takes effect, I hope Bergen will consider following the Harvard model and closing the loophole.
If you saw the June SOAN, you know I'm collecting OA policies adopted by faculty votes, especially policies adopted by unanimous votes. Does anyone know how the Bergen policy was adopted?
Also see our past posts on OA activity at the U of Bergen.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.