OA Self-Archiving Policy: Harvard University: Medical School

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Harvard University: Medical School (USA*


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Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy


http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/OpenAccess/policytexts.php ...Many [NIH-funded] scientists are still learning what it takes to comply with the NIH public access policy... Some researchers also wonder how they can make their work publicly accessible even if it is not funded by the NIH.

These issues could be solved by a new open-access policy under discussion in the Harvard medical community. A team at the Countway Library [at Harvard Medical School] has developed a two-pronged strategy to help scientists smoothly manage the latest changes in scholarly publishing and further expand the open-access model at Harvard.

A longer-term solution is an HMS-wide open-access policy and repository to streamline NIH-funded article deposits and to showcase the range of scholarly contributions by medical, public health and dental faculties...

A voluntary online repository called HMScholar already exists at the Countway website....

Under an open-access policy, the system would automatically make the NIH-required submissions to PubMed Central and enable the University to track NIH compliance better.

The policy would be similar to those adopted last February by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and in June by the Harvard Law School. The online collection would be integrated with the new University-wide open-access institutional repository DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard) in Cambridge, said Amy Brand at the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication. Plans call for DASH to use the Countway mechanism for deposits to PubMed Central....

Added by: Stevan Harnad () on 07 Mar 2009