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University of California Passes Open Access Policy

Mon, August 5, 2013

The University of California issued the following press release last Friday:

"The Academic Senate of the University of California has passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. "The Academic Council's adoption of this policy on July 24, 2013, came after a six-year process culminating in two years of formal review and revision," said Robert Powell, chair of the Academic Council. "Council's intent is to make these articles widely — and freely — available in order to advance research everywhere." Articles will be available to the public without charge via eScholarship (UC's open access repository) in tandem with their publication in scholarly journals. Open access benefits researchers, educational institutions, businesses, research funders and the public by accelerating the pace of research, discovery and innovation and contributing to the mission of advancing knowledge and encouraging new ideas and services." Read more...

For more information on this significant development in UC Scholarly Communications, visit:

University of California, Reshaping Scholarly Communications

eScholarship - UC Institutional Repository

The Chronicle of Higher Education Article, Open Access Gains Major Support in University of California's Systemwide Move