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Publisher Communications about the UC OA Policy

The University of California has notified nearly 200 publishers about the Open Access Policy adopted by UC faculty. Most publishers were notified by e-mail; if no reliable e-mail address could be found, they were notified by US mail. All the publishers listed at the bottom of this page were notified by October 15, 2013. A copy of the notification sent to publishers can be downloaded as a PDF.

Agreements with Publishers

UC has been working with publishers to secure clear rights for UC authors as part of the UC Libraries’ regular negotiations about journal subscriptions. The publishers below have agreed to respect UC authors’ rights to post their work in an open access repository – as contemplated by the UC Open Access Policy – regardless of whether terms in the publishing agreements that authors sign would normally limit that right.

The full language of the clauses, which describe the scope of this right for all UC authors, not just faculty, can be read in the redacted license agreements available from California Digital Library:

Publishers and Waivers

The number of waiver letters created between August 2, 2013 (the date the UC policy was announced) and August 1, 2014, is listed below. Note: this does not include the approximately 300 waivers created for UCSF authors between the adoption of their policy on May 21, 2012 and the announcement of the UC-wide policy, but it does include UCSF waivers for August 2, 2013 onward.

Authors creating waiver letters are not asked whether the waiver was required by the publisher or pursued because of an author’s own preference. Waivers can be obtained from the Waiver and Embargo page.

No publishers have notified UC that they will require waivers from UC authors as a matter of course.

Nature Publishing Group 161
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) 32
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 14
Elsevier 2
ASPET (American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) 1
Karger 1
Taylor & Francis 1
University of Pennsylvania Press 1
Wiley 1

List of Notified Publishers

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Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

Academy of Medical Sciences of I.R. Iran

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

Adam Matthew

Adenine Press

Alexander Street Press

Allen Press

Alliance Communications Group

American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

American Association for Cancer Research

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Association of Immunologists

American Association of Public Health Dentistry

American Board of Family Medicine, Inc

American Chemical Society

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Healthcare Executives

American College of Nutrition

American College of Physicians

American Dental Association

American Dental Education Assocation (ADEA)

American Diabetes Association

American Economic Association

American Geophysical Union

American Institute of Physics (AIP) Inc.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

American Journal of Health Promotion

American Mathematical Society

American Medical Association

American Meteorological Society

American Pharmacists Association

American Physical Society

American Physiological Society

American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc

American Psychological Association

American Public Health Association

American Roentgen Ray Society

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

American Society for Cell Biology

American Society for Clinical Investigation, Inc.

American Society for Investigative Pathology

American Society For Microbiology

American Society for Nutrition

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

American Society of Hematology

American Society of Neuroradiology

American Society of Plant Biologists

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

American Thoracic Society

American Veterinary Medical Association


Annals of Family Medicine

Annual Reviews

ASM. The Materials Information Society

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Association for Asian Studies

Association For Research In Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc.

Association of Schools of Public Health

ASTM International


Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.

Bentham Science Publishers

Berkeley Electronic Press

BioMed Central Ltd

BMJ Publishing Group

Brill Academic Publishers


Cambridge University Press

Canadian Science Publishing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chronicle of Higher Education

Cognizant Communication Corporation

Cold Spring Harbor Lab Press Publications

College of American Pathologists

Columbia University Press

Company of Biologists


De Gruyter (Walter de Gruyter GmbH)

Duke University Press

Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle GmbH & Co. KG


Ecological Society of America

Edition Diffusion Presse Sciences

Electrochemical Society

Elsevier B.V.

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

EMH Schweizerische Arzteverlag AG

Endocrine Society

Expert Reviews


Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Frontiers Research Foundation

Future Medicine Ltd

Future Science Group Ltd


Genetics Society of America

Georg Thieme Verlag KG

Gerontological Society of America

Guilford Publications, Inc.


Harborside Press

Harvey Whitney Books Company

HMP Communications


ICR Publishers

IEEE Publications

Index of Christian Art

Informa Group PLC

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Institute of Physics Publishing

Int. Medical Press Ltd


International Centre for Diffraction Data

International Institute of Anti-Cancer Research

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

IOP Publishing



John Libbey Eurotext Ltd

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Johns Hopkins University Press


Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Journal of Reproductive Medicine

JTE Multimedia


Kinokuniya Bookstores of America, Ltd


Landes Bioscience, Inc

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Maney Publishing

Mary Ann Liebert

Massachusetts Medical Society

Materials Research Society

Mayo Clinic Proceedings


Medical Library Association

MIT Press

Morgan & Claypool

Mosher and Linder, Inc

MultiMed Inc


National Academies Press (PNAS)

National Academy of Sciences

National Medical Association

National Research Council of Canada

Natural Standard

Nature Publishing Group

Neoplasia Press

New England Journal of Medicine

Now Publishers FNT


OceanSide Publications Inc.

Oncology Nursing Society

Optical Society of America

Ovid Technologies

Oxford University Press


Pan American Health Organization

Pharmacotherapy Publications Inc.

Physicians Postgraduate Press

PNG Publications

Portland Press Ltd.

Preston Publications, Inc.

Project Hope

Public Library of Science (PLoS)


Quadrant HealthCom Inc.

Quintessence Publishing Co Inc


Radiation Research Society

Radiological Society of North America

RAND Corporation

Rockefeller University Press

Royal Society

Royal Society of Medicine Press, LTD

RSC Publishing


S. Karger AG

Sage Publications


SLACK Incorporated


Society For General Microbiology

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Society for Neuroscience

Society for the Study of Reproduction

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics)

Springer-Verlag GmbH


Taylor & Francis Group Ltd

Texas Heart Institute

Thieme Publishers

Thomas Land Publishers, Inc


UC Hastings College of the Law

University of California Press

University of Chicago Press



World Health Organization

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