Emulating Harvard's Arts and Sciences faculty as well as Harvard Law faculty, the
From the Stanford News Service, 9 July, 2008:
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In a move designed to broaden access to faculty research and scholarship, the
at Stanford recently adopted a policy requiring its faculty members to make their scholarly articles available for free to the public. Schoolof Education
The school's faculty unanimously approved the new "open access" policy in June, becoming the first education school in the nation to enact a mandatory policy.
An estimated 30 universities around the world have adopted similar plans. . . .
Under the new policy, faculty members in the
Schoolof Educationwill give a worldwide, nonexclusive license to post their articles online at no cost to readers, as long as the articles are properly attributed to the authors and are not sold for a profit. Stanford University
Faculty members may request waivers from the policy. . . .
John Willinsky, a professor of education at Stanford who presented the proposal to faculty, said the people who will benefit the most from the new policy are those who lack access to university libraries, which make journals available to students, faculty and staff.
Willinsky, the Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford, said the vast majority of scholarly journals—80 percent—are available online, but only to subscribers in most cases. A small percentage of those journals will sell articles to individuals. . . .
Willinsky said the
's new policy recognizes the valuable contribution publishers make to the system by granting publishers rights to the final, published version of the article as it appears in journals, while giving Stanford the right to post the author's final, peer-reviewed version of the article on a university website. Schoolof Education