Germany's 1st Mandate, Planet's 54th: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:23:58 -0400

Those who said Green OA Self-Archiving could not be mandated in
Germany please take notice. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has been the
first to do the "impossible" (from ROARMAP, via Informationsplattform
Open Access and Peter Suber's Open Access News):
      Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (GERMANY*
      institutional-mandate) Institution's/Department's
      OA Eprint Archives

      Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy

      The policy follows the Berlin Declaration definition of

      FG "makes every effort" to provide OA to the full-text
      articles by its employees.

      When FG employees publish in TA journals, copies "shall"
      be deposited in the FG repository, Fraunhofer ePrints. If
      the publisher insists, FG will respect an embargo of up
      to one year.

      When FG employees publish articles, they are "expressly
      required to demand" the "right to further use of their
      own works."

      FG "wholeheartedly supports" publishing in peer-reviewed
      OA journals.

      FG managers are "urged to take a proactive stance" to
      help FG researchers make use of green and gold OA.

      FG "is committed to providing the necessary financial,
      organization and non-material support" to implement its
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