AAUP Statement on Open Access

Discussions of the concept of open access to scholarly information are increasingly marked by highly charged rhetoric and an unfortunate polarization of opinion. In late February 2007, AAUP released a statement outlining the association's perspective on what has become known as open access, in hopes of steering the debate towards productive solutions that will best serve the entire scholarly community.

The statement sparked a number of active, thoughtful conversations online after it was released, often in response to articles about AAUP's stance in such media as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, ACRLog, and the If:book blog.

Read the complete AAUP Statement on Open Access.