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
dissemination of research results. It is vital for Lund University to utilize
opportunities to increase the visibility of research production and thereby
access for other researchers, industry, and the general public. This will also
visibility and impact of Lund University researchers. Open access to
to more usage and greater impact for the researchers.
Many universities are working towards this goal with the support of The
of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF). For Lund University, this implies the
establishment of an infrastructure to advance and facilitate open access to
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
freely available on the Internet, unless prevented by copyright agreements.
Finally, the goal is to increase the number of quality controlled articles in
journals, and in conference proceedings, deposited (parallel-published) in the
University repository, together with other publications in the form of report
Even though the individual researcher owns the intellectual property rights to
material it is important that the Board of Lund University supports this
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
If no equivalent open access journal is available, researchers choose a
allowing parallel publishing/deposition of the article
• Transfer of copyright be avoided. As a minimum the author's right to
publishing must be retained
• Lund University work for the transition of scholarly journals to a
model, where articles either are made freely available to the reader directly
through parallel publishing.
For more information, contact:University librarian
Lars Bjørnshauge, firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by: Jorgen Eriksson (Head of e-publishing and self-archiving group) jorgen.eriksson AT lub.lu.se on 20 Dec 2005