UCSF Faculty to Vote on Open Access Policy

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A UCSF Open Access Policy is being proposed to make faculty scholarship more widely available and accessible. The goals of the policy are to:

  • Increase visibility, usage, and impact of research.
  • Fuel innovation, discovery, and progress.
  • Allow faculty to retain control over their publications and create derivative works.
  • Provide the public with a return on its investment (i.e., results of funded research is freely accessible and not behind costly barriers).
  • Support our mission of teaching and learning.
  • Offer potential savings for libraries and institutions.
  • Create free market forces and competition for publishers.

The Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (COLASC) has worked closely with the System-Wide Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) to develop an Open Access Policy that they anticipate will eventually be adopted by all ten UC campuses.

View details and FAQ on the proposed policy.

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