"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
UC Libraries Journal Negotiations: FAQs (December 2018)
This is the first of what will likely be numerous updates on UC negotiations with journal publishers, including Elsevier. These negotiations may have an impact on how students and faculty acquire Elsevier journal articles with publication dates of 2019 forward.
Negotiating Journal Agreements at UC: A Call to Action (June 21, 2018)
UCSB Library Request for Senate endorsement of OA2020 (May 10, 2018)
- OA2020.org (Internartional signatories) - read the vison, mission, and the Expression of Interest, which the Library seeks to sign.
- OA2020.us (U.S. signatories) - read why U.S. instotutions signed, including six UC campuses.
- 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.
- Other UCOLASC (University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication) reports.
- Pathways to Open Access (February 27, 2018)
- UCSB Library Announces Publication of UC Pathways to Open Access.
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 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)