"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free to readers, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the Internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder" (Peter Suber). There are two ways to make research open access:
1) publishing in an open access journal or
2) depositing a previously published article in an open access repository.
UC & UCSB Statements on Open Access
Pathways to Open Access (February 27, 2018) - prepared by the University of California Libraries.
Negotiating Journal Agreements at UC: A Call to Action (June 21, 2018).
OA2020.us (U.S. signatories) - read why U.S. institutions, including UC campuses, support the large-scale transition to open access.
What's Behind OA2020?: Accelerating the Transiton to Open Access with Intropection and Repurposing Funds (2018) - an article by UC librarians and the Chair of UCOLASC, explaining OA2020.
Declaration of Rights and Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication (April 13, 2018) - a document of the University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC).
UC Open Access Policies Quick Links:
- UC OA Policies website - texts and histories; publisher information; FAQ; deposit; generate a waiver or embargo
- UC Publication Management System - automated system that prompts UC faculty to verify publication information and deposit post peer review manuscripts; currently only accessible for Senate members
- Top 10 Things to Know about the UC OA Policy
- For assistance at UCSB, email openaccess [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
- Request a group or department presentation
UCSB Communications regarding the OA Policies:
- UCSB OA Policy Handout and FAQ (emailed 2/27/15)
- UC Publication Management System handout (from campus mail 8/25/15)
- Email transcript from the UCSB EVC and Senate Chair (2/27/15 and 8/25/15)
Discounts on Article Publication Charges:
- Royal Society of Chemistry Gold Journals (email cfhuber [at] ucsb [dot] edu)
- UC Discounts on Article Publication Charges