OA Self-Archiving Policy: Lund University

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

As the first Swedish university, the Board of Lund University has adopted an Open Access policy. The decision was taken at the board meeting on November 14, 2005. This is the official translation of the decision. Also available at: http://www.lub.lu.se/sciecom/oapolicy_lu.pdf Access to research results from Lund University, Sweden
The Internet has radically changed the practical and economical possibilities for the dissemination of research results. It is vital for Lund University to utilize these new opportunities to increase the visibility of research production and thereby maximize access for other researchers, industry, and the general public. This will also increase the visibility and impact of Lund University researchers. Open access to publications leads to more usage and greater impact for the researchers. Many universities are working towards this goal with the support of The Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF). For Lund University, this implies the establishment of an infrastructure to advance and facilitate open access to publications by Lund University researchers. In the U21 group, a cooperative effort in this direction has already begun. This development means that an increasing amount of accepted doctoral theses will be freely available on the Internet, unless prevented by copyright agreements. Finally, the goal is to increase the number of quality controlled articles in scientific journals, and in conference proceedings, deposited (parallel-published) in the University repository, together with other publications in the form of report series and working papers, Even though the individual researcher owns the intellectual property rights to his/her material it is important that the Board of Lund University supports this development.
In order to maximize the number of open access publications the Board of Lund University strongly recommends that:
• Researchers at Lund University, if possible, publish in journals with open access If no equivalent open access journal is available, researchers choose a journal allowing parallel publishing/deposition of the article
• Transfer of copyright be avoided. As a minimum the author's right to parallel publishing must be retained
• Lund University work for the transition of scholarly journals to a publishing model, where articles either are made freely available to the reader directly or through parallel publishing.
    For more information, contact:University librarian Lars Bjørnshauge, lars.bjornshauge@lub.lu.s

Added by: Jorgen Eriksson (Head of e-publishing and self-archiving group) jorgen.eriksson AT lub.lu.se on 20 Dec 2005