On June 8, Science Commons launched the Open Access Law Program, led by Dan Hunter of the Wharton School and Mike Carroll of the Villanova Law School and the Creative Commons.
The program includes:
* OA Law Journal Principles
* A list of journals complying with the principles
* An OA Author Pledge
* A list of authors taking the pledge
* An OA Model Publishing Agreement
The program is well-designed and badly needed. When it launched, I said in OAN that every discipline should have a similar initiative. Now I can announce that Science Commons plans to provide just that. The overall project will be called Science Commons - Open Access Scholarship Project. The separate projects will be called the Open Access Philosophy Program, Open Access Mathematics Program, and so on across the disciplines. The discipline-specific projects will be uniquely able to respond to discipline-specific opportunities and obstacles to OA. If you're interested in participating in the Science Commons OA program for your field, contact Dan Hunter,
Lawrence Lessig, Open Access Law: Launched, June 8, 2005.
Science Commons press release, June 6, 2005.
Duke University Law School issued a press release (June 22, 2005) to publicize its admirable OA initiatives, including the fact that its seven law journals were prominently featured in the OA Law Program.
-- [adapted from] Peter Suber, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, July 2, 2005Posted by stemp003 at October 6, 2005 10:09 AM