Tuesday, June 16, 2015 News

COAPI Welcomes Wave of Institutional Open Access Policies

Open Access

As evidence of the continued importance of open access in contemporary research culture, several prominent colleges and universities have recently adopted open access policies or resolutions, maximizing the reach and impact of their faculty’s scholarship: Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina Chapel HillIndiana University-Purdue University Fort WayneUniversity of Colorado Boulder, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and Dartmouth Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Representing both faculty-wide and college/department-level approaches to policy adoption, these latest institutions join the ranks of an ever-expanding group of research organizations that have made public declarations about the value and necessity of providing free and unfettered access to scholarly research publications. Inspired by this momentum, the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) remains committed to advocating for the development and implementation of open access policies across the the country and around the world.

The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) brings together representatives from North American universities with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies. COAPI was originally formed to share information and experiences and to illuminate opportunities for moving faculty-led open access policies forward at member institutions, advocating for open access both nationally and internationally. For more information about COAPI, including how to become a member, please view our website, or email coapi@arl.org.

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