MLA Journals Adopt New Open-Access-Friendly Author Agreements
The journals of the Modern Language Association, including PMLA, Profession, and the ADE and ADFL bulletins, have adopted new open-access-friendly author agreements, which will go into use with their next full issues. The revised agreements leave copyright with the authors and explicitly permit authors to deposit in open-access repositories and post on personal or departmental Web sites the versions of their manuscripts accepted for publication. For more information on the new agreements, please contact the office of scholarly communication.
Want to learn more about this topic? Here are a few additional resources to get you started:
- From Inside Higher Ed: MLA Shift on Copyright
- From Chronicle of Higher Education: With New Agreement, MLA Journals Shift Copyright to Authors
- From Planned Obsolescence: Giving It Away: Sharing and the Future of Scholarly Communication
- From Scholarly Communications @ Duke: Saying the right things, then doing them
- From Library Journal: MLA Journals Give Copyright Back to Authors