Harvard: All Publishing Is Public Access by Default

The Science journal Nature recently ran an item about Harvard’s publishing policies. From now on, “scholarly articles written by Harvard researchers will automatically be licensed to the university and published on the university’s website for free, unless an exemption is asked for by the researcher.”

According to the article, Harvard is the first University with a policy that makes articles Open Access unless researchers explicitly opt-out.

(And no big surprise: not everybody’s wild about the new policy.)

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