Why publish open access?

More and more often, scholarly publications are openly accessible without subscription. Learn why authors and publishers are moving to this model.

UC Policies

UC seeks to expand the reach and impact of UC scholarship by enabling scholarly articles authored by all UC employees to be freely shared with readers worldwide, regardless of the original site of publication. Deposit your scholarly articles, get a waiver for your publisher, or learn more about how to participate in the UC OA Policies.

Publisher Agreements and Discounts

The University of California has transformative open access publishing agreements and publishing discounts in place with a broad range of scholarly publishers, including several of the world’s largest commercial journal publishers, as well as society, not-for-profit, and fully open access publishers. These agreements and discounts are in place to make it easier and more affordable for UC authors to publish open access by reducing the amount that authors are responsible for paying when publishing open.

Dissertations and Theses

Many UC dissertations and theses are freely available online. Learn more about how to read them and where to find campus policies about OA theses and dissertations.

Publishing Resources

UC supports open access through a variety of local publishing initiatives, including:

  • eScholarship, UC’s open access repository and publishing platform, which hosts 80+ open access journals;
  • UC Press’s open access monograph (Luminos) and journal (Collabra) programs;
  • Publishing discounts or funding support for UC authors who seek to make their publications OA in journals that require an article processing charge (APC).

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Data Sharing Policies & Tools