KAUST goes open access
peter.suber's bookmarks 2014-07-01
"I’m proud to announce that as of today, KAUST [King Abdullah University of Science and Technology] has officially adopted an open access policy! In short, the policy ensures that KAUST has non-exclusive rights to distribute all research done at KAUST. This right precedes any publishing or copyright agreement terms. It also places a responsibility on KAUST faculty to provide a pre-print of each paper to the library. The policy has nothing to do with publishing in open access journals (so-called Gold OA). Authors continue to publish in the same manner as before. KAUST’s OA policy is based closely on the text recommended by the Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP). HOAP was an extremely valuable resource for us in developing a policy and convincing the faculty, administration, and legal team to approve it....Here’s the full text of the policy, which at the moment is only available on an internal site. I’ll post a link here when a public announcement is made...."