An Open Access mandate in Iceland
"Recently Bifröst University became the first higher education institution in Iceland to adopt an Open Access mandate. The mandate, or policy depending on definitional preferences, was initiated by the faculty and is a declaration of the faculty member’s preference to publish in Open Access journals and their obligation to store research articles in the university’s open repository. The mandate, which is closely modelled on similar ones passed by for instance Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and by the Harvard Law School, was then taken up by the Bifrost University Council, which gave it a status as a university wide policy. Below is a rough translation of the text with a brief explanation on its meaning and rational."