Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Concordia goes open access

Congratulations to Concordia University for adopting a policy that will "encourage all of its faculty and students to make their peer-reviewed research and creative output freely accessible via the internet." This shows Concordia's laudable desire to "make publicly-funded research available to all rather than just the minority able to afford the rapidly rising subscription costs of scholarly databases, books and journals."

1 comment:


    Fortunately, the Concordia mandate is indeed a mandate (i.e., requirement), not just "encouragement," because nearly a decade of consistent experience and evidence worldwide shows that only mandates work.

    Here is the exact language of the Concordia resolution adopted by the Senate:

          "[I]n the specific case of any scholarly article accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, [Concordia University] from now on requires all faculty members to deposit an electronic copy in Spectrum along with non-exclusive permission to preserve and freely disseminate it..."

    See ROARMAP for all registered mandates to date.