Thursday, June 7, 2012

Modern Language Association Adopts New Open Access Policy

The Modern Language Association announced on Tuesday that it was adopting a new Open Access author friendly policy. From their press release: "The revised agreements leave copyright with the authors and explicitly permit authors to deposit in open-access repositories and post on personal or departmental Web sites the versions of their manuscripts accepted for publication." MLA webpage This is great news and one can hope that other associations start to follow suit. It has been a good month for open access advocates!