The following is a model open-access policy in the Harvard style — with a freely waivable
rights-retaining license and a deposit requirement. This language is based on and
informed by the policies voted by several Harvard faculties, as well as MIT, Stanford University
School of Education, Duke University, and others. I have added some annotations
explaining why the wording is chosen as it is.
Further information explaining the motivation for and implementation of the Harvard
open-access policies is available at the web site of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication
(http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/). Inquiries about the policy and this
model language can be made to email@example.com.
This document will be updated over time as further refinements are made to the policy.
This is revision 1.7 of April 17, 2010, 00:57:25.