Oregon State adopts open access policy

Oregon State University unanimously approved an open access policy at their June 2013 Faculty Senate meeting.

“The policy grants Oregon State University a non-exclusive license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to its faculty’s scholarly articles, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit. The policy further directs faculty to submit an electronic copy of the accepted (post-peer review, pre-typeset) manuscript of their articles to OSU Libraries for dissemination via its institutional repository.”

They join a growing list of universities around the world that have adopted open access policies in order to make the work created at those universities freely available.

For more information about OSU’s policy, see the Center for Digital Scholarship & Services announcement:¬†http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/open-access