Middlebury Institute Open Access Policy
(Updated June 2017)
Individuals employed at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey produce scholarly articles during their employment, hereafter termed “authors.” The authors are committed to broad dissemination of their research and scholarship. Therefore, such authors grant the Middlebury Institute permission to exercise the copyright in their scholarly articles in order to make those articles freely available. More specifically, each author grants to the Middlebury Institute a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of their scholarly articles, in any medium, so long as the articles are not sold by the Middlebury Institute for a profit. The Middlebury Institute hereby grants these rights in turn to the authors themselves, so they may exercise the same rights. This applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored by Institute authors. The granting of a license to the Middlebury Institute will have no effect on the copyright ownership of the authors’ articles, which remains with the authors unless they assign them to another party (though they are subject to the previously granted license to the Middlebury Institute).
Automatically exempted from the granting of this license are articles for which faculty are compensated or articles already under an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement at the time this policy was adopted, as well as other types of publications (books, book chapters, etc.) or articles completed before the adoption of this policy.
For those publications that are not automatically exempted, an author may request and will receive a waiver at any time, prior to or post publication, and for any reason, by submitting a request to the Dean of the Institute. In cases where the publisher embargoes the release of an article for publication, the Middlebury Institute Open Access repository will make the article available after expiration of the embargo. A decision to obtain a waiver for any reason will have no bearing in annual or other reviews of individuals.
Authors will provide the final version of each article to the Dean of the Institute’s Office. Unless the faculty member has obtained a waiver, the Dean of the Institute’s Office will make the article available to the public in an open-access repository. Otherwise, the article will be stored in the repository for long-term educational and archival purposes.