Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship

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The Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship calls for all law schools to stop publishing their law journals in print format and to rely instead on open access electronic publication coupled with a commitment to keep the electronic versions available in stable, open, digital formats. It was written by Richard Danner (Duke University School of Law) and John Palfrey (Harvard Law School) and signed by the directors of the law libraries of a dozen law schools from the Eastern United States.[1] An important motivation underlying this call is the fact that "very few law journals receive enough in subscription income and royalties to cover their costs of operation", in addition to improving access to journals.[2]

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  1. ^ "Law Journals and Open Access: A Call to Action « Legal Research Plus". Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship | Berkman Center". Retrieved 2010-02-08.