Middlebury Open Access Policy

The faculty of both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey have adopted Open Access policies. 

Middlebury College Open Access Policy

Adopted May 17, 2016

The faculty members of Middlebury College are committed to broad dissemination of their research and scholarship. Therefore, faculty members grant Middlebury College permission to exercise the copyright in their scholarly articles in order to make those articles freely available. More specifically, each faculty member grants to Middlebury College a nonexclusive, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of their scholarly articles, in any medium, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit, and to authorize others to do the same. Middlebury will grant these rights in turn to the authors themselves, so faculty authors may exercise the same rights. This applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored by Middlebury faculty. It does not apply to articles completed before the adoption of this policy, or to articles already under an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement at the time this policy was adopted. The granting of this license will have no effect on the copyright ownership of the faculty articles, which remains with the faculty member unless they assign them to another party. This license is revocable at will for individual articles using the process described below.

If directed by a faculty member, the Dean of the Faculty’s Office will automatically waive application of the license for particular articles or delay access for a specified period of time. Faculty members may request waivers at any time. A decision to obtain a waiver or failure to submit an article will have no bearing in annual or other reviews of faculty.

Faculty will provide the author’s final version of each article to the Dean of the Faculty’s Office.  Unless the faculty member has obtained a waiver, the Dean of the Faculty’s Office will make the article available to the public in an open-access repository. Otherwise, the article will be stored in the repository for archival purposes.

 


Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Open Access Policy

Adopted October 31, 2017

Individuals employed at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) produce scholarly articles during their employment, hereafter termed “authors.” The authors are committed to broad dissemination of their research and scholarship. Therefore, such authors grant MIIS permission to exercise the copyright in their scholarly articles in order to make those articles freely available. More specifically, each author grants to MIIS a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of their scholarly articles, in any medium, so long as the articles are not sold by MIIS for a profit.  MIIS hereby grants these rights in turn to the authors themselves, so they may exercise the same rights. This applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored by MIIS authors. The granting of a license to MIIS will have no effect on the copyright ownership of the authors’ articles, which remains with the authors unless they assign them to another party (though they are subject to the previously granted license to MIIS). 

Automatically exempted from the granting of this license are articles for which authors are compensated or articles already under an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement at the time this policy was adopted, as well as other types of publications (books, book chapters, etc.) or articles completed before the adoption of this policy. 

 For those publications that are not automatically exempted, an author may request and will receive a waiver at any time, prior to or post-publication, and for any reason, by submitting a request to the Dean of the Institute.  In cases where the publisher embargoes the release of an article for publication, the MIIS Open Access Repository will make the article available after expiration of the embargo. A decision to obtain a waiver for any reason will have no bearing in annual or other reviews of individuals. 

Authors will provide the final version of each article to the Dean of the Institute’s Office. Unless the author has obtained a waiver, the Dean of the Institute’s Office will make the article available to the public in an open-access repository. Otherwise, the article will be stored in the repository for long-term educational and archival purposes.