Royal Holloway sets open-access mandate

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Royal Holloway, University of London has approved an open-access publication policy. All its researchers must deposit copies of their research in the Royal Holloway Research Online (RHRO) repository from 1 September 2010.

'I am delighted that Royal Holloway has formally approved an open-access mandate,' said Rob Kemp, acting principal at Royal Holloway. 'This will enable us to maximise the benefit and extend the reach of the university’s research. It also coincides with the forthcoming implementation of a new state-of-the-art research information system at Royal Holloway which will provide the missing link between open access publications, research administration and management information across the College.'

John Tuck, director of library services, added, '2010 is going to be an exciting time for Library Services at Royal Holloway. The mandate puts the library firmly at the heart of the research agenda of the college as well as reflecting sector best-practice. It will significantly increase the number of full-text deposits in our RHRO repository and we hope it will be complemented by electronic thesis submission for the new 2010/11 research student intake.'