Statement on Open Access from the Russell Group of UK Universities

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 19:00:59 +0100

    [Adapted from SHERPA News (June 18 2005): ]

The Russell Group, nineteen of the UK's major research-led universities

have released a Statement on Scholarly Communication and Publishing

echoing the recommendations of the UK Parliamentary Select Committee

by pledging to

    "support the development of institutional repositories of research
    papers... [and to] actively encourage their researchers to deposit
    their work in them".

(Of the Russell Group 84% [16/19] already have institutional repositories.)

      Imperial College
      King's College London
      London School of Economics
      Newcastle upon Tyne
      University College London
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