The April 2008 issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter by Peter Suber has just been released.
Highlighted is the upcoming April 7 implementation date of the new NIH requirement policy for public access, and Peter Suber's own Three Principles of Open Access Policies.
Here are the Three Principles:
1. Universities should provide open access (OA) to their research output.
2. Universities should not limit the freedom of faculty to submit their work to the journals of their choice.
3. Universities now pay most of the costs of peer review, through subscription fees and faculty salaries. They should continue to bear the costs of peer review, in order to assure its survival, while recognizing that the forms and venues of peer review are changing.