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Open-Access Policy

The Catholic Biblical Association of America Open-Access Policy

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The Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA) has established this open-access policy for authors whose work is published in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ) and in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series (CBQMS). The goal of this policy is to make the CBA's publications accessible to the widest possible audience, while ensuring the CBA's sustainability as a publisher.

In addition to these core principles of accessibility and sustainability, there are other factors that have provided the impetus for this policy: (1) the CBA's recognition of authors' rights to their scholarship; (2) the increased availability of scholarship in digital format; and (3) authors' desire to make their scholarship available through personal or institutional web sites; (4) the CBA's responsibility to honor its contractual obligations to academic databases, and (5) the CBA's obligation to preserve the original final copy accepted for publication.

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