| March 23, 2011

College & Research Libraries, the journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries has recently dropped its 6-month holding period for new articles and become completely open access. In a nod to the high costs of journal subscriptions in academic libraries and changing mores of scholarly publications C&RL has decided to “Walk the Talk” and model the kind of open access academic publishing they wish to see in the world. Editor Joseph Branin stated after his appointment to the journal in 2007, “I want C&RL to be a model scholarly journal in terms of its access, influence, cost, and use of appropriate information technology.” It might not fill your NYT paywall reading gap, but it’s certainly a positive step for an organization of academic librarians.