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OA policy implementation - cases, comparison, evaluation

Dear colleagues,

please allow me to draw your attention to published research on 
the implementation of open access policy. Now available online:

Armbruster, Chris, Implementing Open Access Policy: First Case 
Studies. Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol. 
3, No. 4, pp.1-22, 2010. Available at SSRN: 

=> a concise summary of many of the pioneering (e.g. QUT, 
=>Wellcome, Zurich, HHMI, FWF), comprehensive (e.g. PMC, ukPMC, 
=>INRIA/France) and international (e.g. SCOAP3) implementation 


Armbruster, Chris, Open Access Policy Implementation: First 
Results Compared. Learned Publishing, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2011. 
Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1927775

=> a comparative evaluation discussing the most salient issues, 
=>such policy mandates and matching infrastructure requirements, 
=>content capture and the issue of scholarly compliance, benefits 
=>to authors, and efforts to provide access and enable usage.


The publications are based on extensive case study research and 
interviews. The original report (in the long form) is also 
available online:

Armbruster, Chris, Implementing Open Access: Policy Case Studies 
(October 14, 2010). Available at SSRN: 

Best wishes,

Chris Armbruster