“Upon express direction by a Faculty member, the University of California will waive the license for a particular article or delay access to the article for a specified period of time.”
-UC Open Access Policy, July 24, 2013
- An embargo delays public access to an article in eScholarship until a chosen time period has passed after the article is published in a journal. The author chooses to retain the rights reserved by the policy, but agrees not to exercise them until the embargo period has passed.
- A waiver opts out of the policy completely for a particular article. The author’s rights are limited to what is allowed by the publication agreement she or he signs with the publisher.
- An addendum can be sent to a publisher by an author who wishes to remind a publisher about the policy or make sure the publisher understands its terms. The policy’s license will have force whether or not the addendum is used, but it is good practice to include it.
Complete the form below to create a customized form letter that you can send to publishers that require waivers or embargoes, or to create an addendum.
If you wish to deposit an article in accordance with the UC Open Access Policy, visit the Deposit page.