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UC Open Access Policy

The Academic Senate of the University of California adopted an Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.

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Deposit your work

Upload a copy of your article or provide a link to an open access version.

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Get a Waiver/Embargo

If your publisher has mentioned UC’s institutional open access policy and requested a waiver or embargo form, get it here.

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Policy FAQ

Get quick answers and see a flow chart of how to comply with the policy.

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Implementation Plan

Learn about the publication management system being developed to make it as easy as possible for faculty to share their publications.

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Policy History

Find older revisions of the policy, press releases, and related documents.

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Policy Text

Read the full text of the policy as adopted by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013.

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Publishers Contacted

UC has contacted hundreds of publishers. See which ones are complying with UC’s policy and which ones are requesting that authors opt out.

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OA Policy Contacts

See who you can talk to on your campus or in the Office of Scholarly Communication if you have more questions.

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