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Policy History

Presidential Open Access Policy, 2014-2015

Explore the materials distributed to the UC community when this policy was issued and while it was under review.

Systemwide Academic Senate Open Access Policy 2012-2013

View supporting and historical materials related to the UC Faculty Senate open access policy deliberations.

Supporting Documentation

Older Drafts

The following links display the history of the policy proposal and the drafts leading up to its adoption.

UCSF Open Access Policy 2012

On May 21, 2012, the UCSF Academic Senate voted unanimously to adopt an open access policy, paving the way for the UC Academic Senate’s system wide open access policy decision on July 24, 2013.

Watch an interview with Rich Schneider, UCSF Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Open Access champion, as he reflects on this significant milestone and on the larger context of Open Access within the academy.

PDF: UCSF Open Access Policy (May 21, 2012)
Additional materials can be found at the UCSF library’s UCSF Open Access Policy information page.

Earlier Proposed UC Policies

Members of the UC Academic Senate have considered different open access policy proposals over the years. Read about them in the news archives.