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Open Access Policy


Open Access Policy

Leonard Lief Library faculty is committed to disseminating research and scholarship as widely as possible. We believe that Open Access to scholarship is critical for scholarly communication and the future of
libraries. Further, we assert this is central to CUNY’s mission of public education.

We acknowledge that Open Access publishing accrues value for a work. Accordingly, we advocate making our own research freely available whenever possible by seeking publishers who offer Open Access publishing or self-archiving options.

When necessary and when possible - we will attempt to negotiate with publishers to improve Open Access terms. If feasible, we will deposit our publications in the CUNY institutional repository.

Moreover, we will further support Open Access by contributing our reviewing and editing efforts to manuscripts destined for this format.

Endorsed by Lehman library faculty

Updated March 2020