MLA Journals Adopt New Open-Access-Friendly Author Agreements

And there was much rejoicing.

The journals of the Modern Language Association, including PMLA, Profession, and the ADE and ADFL bulletins, have adopted new open-access-friendly author agreements, which will go into use with their next full issues. The revised agreements leave copyright with the authors and explicitly permit authors to deposit in open-access repositories and post on personal or departmental Web sites the versions of their manuscripts accepted for publication. —MLA Journals Adopt New Open-Access-Friendly Author Agreements.