UCSF Open Access Policy

UCSF Open Access Policy

The UCSF Academic Senate passed an Open Access Policy for UCSF at the May 21, 2012 Division Meeting. The policy enables UCSF authors to deposit a final version of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles in an open access repository such as eScholarship. Read the press release at the UCSF News Center.

A UC-wide Open Access Policy was passed by the Academic Council on July 24, 2013. UCSF's Academic Senate endorsed this policy, but agreed to abide by the terms in the pre-existing UCSF policy. See the UC Open Access Policy.

As of November 1, 2013, UCSF faculty are expected to deposit their papers published as of the 2012 policy date. Tools for depositing/requesting an embargo or waiver form are found at uc-oa.info.

UC Open Access Policy Tools

For more information about the policy, please see:

  1. Final version of the UCSF policy [pdf]
  2. Final version of the UC policy [pdf]
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (covers both UCSF and UC policies)
  4. Supporting documents on the UCSF OA Policy
  5. Supporting documents on the UC OA Policy
  6. Presentation slides on the UC OA Policy [ppt]

Questions about the policy may sent to oapolicy@ucsf.edu.
To reach somebody by phone, contact Anneliese Taylor, UCSF Library, 415-476-8415.