Charting New Directions in Scholarly Communication at the University of California
Scholarly research publications and their distribution models are changing — and the University of California and its scholars have been both drivers and beneficiaries of many of these exciting transformations in recent years. This site is a resource for UC faculty, researchers, students and staff who want to learn more about:
- University of California Open Access policies
- Government legislation and policies for federal and state-funded research
- New models of peer review, access, funding, and scholarly publications
- Tools to help UC scholars maximize the visibility of their work
News: Groundbreaking University of California policy extends free access to all scholarly articles written by UC employees
Today the University of California expands the reach of its research publications by issuing a Presidential Open Access Policy, allowing future scholarly articles authored by all UC employees to be freely shared with readers worldwide. Building on UC’s previously-adopted Academic Senate open access (OA) policies, this new policy enables the university system and associated national labs to provide unprecedented access to scholarly research authored by clinical faculty, lecturers, staff researchers, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and librarians – just to name a few. Comprising ten campuses, five medical centers, three national laboratories and nearly 200,000 employees, the UC system is responsible for over 2% of the world’s total research publications. UC’s collective OA policies now cover more authors than any other institutional OA policy to date.