Durham Statement on Open Access

A group of law librarians recently published the Durham Statement on Open Access, calling on law journals to “mak[e] the legal scholarship they publish available in stable, open, digital formats in place of print.” The rationale, which is well worth reading, includes issues both timely (the economy) and timeless (the environment and access to education).

STLR has been ahead of the curve on this front, choosing since our inception to publish only online and in open, documented formats like PDF and HTML. We’re also continuing to improve open access to STLR’s legal scholarship–intiatives we’re working on include formally adopting open access principles and using archival-quality online repositories for all our published works.  We hope more journals follow us in this direction soon.

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