Following the adoption of the UC Senate Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, the California Digital Library and its UC campus partners began creating tools and services to support participation in the policy, including:

  • A robust publication management system to automate discovery of UC-affiliated publications and simplify deposit into eScholarship, UC’s open access repository and publishing platform;
  • A streamlined workflow for manually depositing articles into eScholarship; and
  • A tool to support the generation of embargo, waiver, and addendum forms, if necessary and at the author’s request.

The timeline for this work is summarized below:

November 2013: Manual deposit into eScholarship implemented for UCSF, UCLA, UC Irvine; Office of Scholarly Communication site released

October 2014: 6-month review of OA Policy implementation by UCOLASC (University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication)

November 2014: Manual deposit implemented for remaining seven UC campuses, contingent on Senate reviews

January – March 2015: Publication management system launched for Senate faculty at UCSF, UCLA, UC Irvine

September 2015: Publication management system launched for Senate faculty at UC Santa Barbara; review of publication management system by UCOLASC

October 2015: Publication management system launched for Senate faculty at UC San Diego and CU Sant Cruz

October 25, 2015: Presidential Open Access Policy passed. Manual deposit implemented for all non-senate UC employees in accordance with this policy

November 2015 – January 2016: Publication management system launched for Senate faculty at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Riverside.

November 2016 – January 2017: Publication management system launched for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory staff

October – December 2019: Publication management system launched for non-senate faculty and staff at UC Irvine and UC Riverside

Authors across the UC System are welcome to deposit articles in eScholarship at any time.

We currently support a waiver/embargo/addendum request form for all 10 UC campuses.

Learn more about the terms of the UC OA Policies.

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