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Services & Policies: Open Access

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Open Access Statement

The City College of New York library faculty and staff are committed to disseminating research and scholarship as widely as possible. We believe that open access to scholarship is critical for scholarly communication and for the future of libraries, and that it is central to CUNY’s mission of public education.

We recognize the added value to public knowledge that open access publishing gathers for a work. Accordingly, we advocate making our own research freely available whenever possible by seeking publishers who offer Open Access publishing options, publish content online without restriction, and/or allow authors to self-archive publications on the web.

When necessary and when possible, we will attempt to negotiate with publishers to improve Open Access terms.  If feasible, we will deposit our publications in a CUNY institutional repository.

Further, we pledge to support open access by lending our reviewing and editing efforts to manuscripts destined for open access.

This Statement is adapted from the Gustavus Adolphus Library Faculty Open Access Pledge [] and Statements passed by other CUNY colleges.

Unanimously endorsed by the CCNY Library Faculty September 27, 2012