OA Self-Archiving Policy: Instituto Politecnico de Braganca (IPB)
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
Portugal's Instituto Politécnico de Bragança adopted an OA mandate. Excerpt: " The Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB) follows a mandatory [policy] of deposit to all publications written by its Instructors and Investigators. All Digital Library documents must be deposited through self-archiving. The Digital Library of IPB is the official record of the intellectual production of IPB. These rules respect the author’s copyright. So: (a) All scientific documents, the ones for which authors retain their rights, or at least the right to self-archive them, must be deposited on the Digital Library of IPB in free access (which means no restrictions in free full text) (b) Documents that cannot be deposited due to copyright issues must be deposied and kept in restricted access. (c) Patents and confidential scientific or technical production must be deposited in restricted access, in order to guarantee its character. Following the Berlin Declaration (signed in 2009/09/08) the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB) recommends the publication of scientific articles in publications/journals in free access. It recommends also that all members to keep their authors rights that guarantee the right to deposit a copy in the IPB’s Digital Library...."