Moving your student law journals towards an open-access publishing model
This session discusses the trend among law schools towards an open access publishing model for both faculty scholarship and student law reviews. Included in this discussion is a brief overview of the Durham Statement on open access legal publishing and the advantages for law schools who move to this publishing model (including improved accessibility and access and even increased citation rates). Additionally, this session includes how to promote an institutional repository within a law school and how to develop relationships with faculty and other stakeholders to acquire content. Finally, this session discusses the successes and problems at Santa Clara Law which recently moved all three of their student law reviews to an open access publishing model using Digital Commons from BePress.
Donovan, James M. and Watson, Carol A., “Citation Advantage of Open Access Legal Scholarship” (2011). Research on Institutional Repositories: Articles and Presentations. Paper 4. http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/repository-research/4
Donovan, James M. and Watson, Carol A., “White Paper: Behind a Law School’s Decision to Implement an Institutional Repository” (2008). Articles, Chapters and Online Publications. Paper 15.
Watson, Carol A. and Donovan, James M., “Will an Institutional Repository Hurt My SSRN Ranking?: Calming the Faculty Fear” (2012). Articles, Chapters and Online Publications. Paper 29. http://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/law_lib_artchop/29
Richard A. Danner, Kelly Leong, Wayne V. Miller, The Durham Statement Two Years Later: Open Access in the Law School Journal Environment, 103 Law Libr. J. 39 (2011).
Richard Danner, Open Access to Legal Scholarship: Dropping the Barriers to Discourse and Dialogue, 7 J. of Int’l Comm. L. & Tech. 65 (2012).
Jody L. DeRidder, Overhead scanners: reports from the field. 29 Library Hi Tech 9 (2011).