[Irtalk] Princeton goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals - unless waiver granted

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 21:46:13 SAST 2015

*Prestigious US academic institution Princeton University will prevent
researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal
publishers, except in certain cases where a waiver may be granted.*

The new rule is part of an Open Access policy aimed at broadening the reach
of their scholarly work and encouraging publishers to adjust standard
contracts that commonly require exclusive copyright as a condition of

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