This Task Force is no longer active.
Research institutions and consortia are adopting methods to support open access repositories in the context of their licensing agreements with publishers. These agreements currently take the form of:
- Licensing language that allows authors and/or institutions to retain rights to deposit copies of publications in open access repositories
- Agreements with publishers for direct deposit into repositories (see also COAR Guidelines for Assessing Publisher Repository Services)
Completed Work and Publications
- Open Access Clauses in Publishers’ Licenses – Current State and Lessons Learned by the Open Access Agreements and Licenses Task Force, 2014
- A COAR Licensing Case Study – “National Licenses and Open Access in Germany” by Dr. Birgit Schmidt
Information about the former Open Access Agreements and Licenses Task Force is available here.