Harvard Proposal to Publish Scholarly Research Free on the Internet – New York Times

Harvard Proposal to Publish Scholarly Research Free on the Internet – New York Times

Publish or perish has long been the burden of every aspiring university professor. But the question the Harvard faculty will decide on Tuesday is whether to publish — on the Web, at least — free.

Faculty members are scheduled to vote on a measure that would permit Harvard to distribute their scholarship online, instead of signing exclusive agreements with scholarly journals that often have tiny readerships and high subscription costs.

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