Harvard Law School Votes for Open Access to Scholarship

May 07, 2008

Hot on the heels of their colleagues in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, professors at Harvard Law School voted unanimously last week to provide free access to their articles.

The Law School announced its move today in a news release. It will now make its scholarly articles available in a free online database.

Harvard Law School followed a similar decision in February by the university’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which became the first academic institution in the United States to make open access the default position, requiring authors to opt out rather than opt in. —Lila Guterman