Two years to the day after the Faculty of Arts and Sciences became the first school at Harvard to vote an open-access policy, the Harvard Business School enacted their own policy on February 12, 2010, becoming the fifth Harvard school with a similar policy. Under the HBS policy, Like the previous policies, faculty agree to provide copies of their scholarly articles for distribution from the university’s DASH repository and grant the university a waivable license to distribute the articles.

HBS is the second business school to fall under such a policy. MIT’s Sloan School of Management is covered by the similar MIT policy that was enacted March 18, 2009.

Correction (March 1, 2010): The HBS policy is the third OA policy of a business school, not the second, by virtue of the predating policy of the Copenhagen Business School of June 2009. Thanks to Stevan Harnad and Peter Suber for pointing out the error.

(Image of Baker Library at Harvard Business School via Wikipedia.)

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9 Responses to “Harvard Business School approves open-access policy”

  1. Stevan Harnad Says:

    Actually, HBS is #3. CBS did it in August 2009: http://bit.ly/bYK2To

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  6. Mr. Gunn Says:

    I assume the Harvard Business Review is going to become Open Access now?

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  9. Aaron the Lawyer Says:

    I echo Mr. Gunn from above, will the HBR become open access as well? I don’t know if it falls along the same rights with the publishers though, so maybe not.