UCSF Implements Open Access Policy

The UCSF Academic Senate has voted to make electronic versions of current and future scientific articles freely available to the public, helping to reverse decades of practice on the part of medical and scientific journal publishers to restrict access to research results.  The unanimous vote of the faculty senate makes UCSF the largest scientific institution in the nation to adopt an open access policy and among the first public universities to do so.  Other UC campuses are also considering adopting an open access policy.  For more information see UC Open Access Policy to Be Debated.