This page includes background documents related to the UC OA policies, like the full text of the policies themselves and older documents related to the process of the policies’ adoption. To learn more about depositing your articles, get a waiver for your publisher, or read answers to FAQs, please see the “Participate in UC OA policy” page.

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Read the Policies

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Policy History

Find older versions of the policies, press releases, and related documents.


Policy Implementation

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

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Publishers Contacted

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


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If you’re a librarian looking for outreach materials to adapt and use on your campus, please contact the UC Scholarly Communications Common Knowledge Group.