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UC implements open access policy for faculty research

By Daily Bruin

Aug. 2, 2013 1:29 p.m.

University of California faculty research articles will be made available to the public for free, under an open access policy recently adopted by the UC Academic Senate, officials announced Friday.

Faculty at UCLA, UC Irvine and UC San Francisco will begin putting their research on eScholarship on Nov. 1 of this year, according to an Academic Senate statement. Faculty at the remaining campuses are expected to put their research on the site starting Nov. 1 of next year.

“(The Academic Senate) Council’s intent is to make these articles widely – and freely– available in order to advance research everywhere,” said Robert Powell, chair of the Academic Senate, in the statement.

More than 8,000 faculty members at all 10 UC campuses and up to 40,000 publications a year will be covered by the policy.

The open access policy will not apply to faculty who have already published research before its adoption, or faculty who have already entered agreements that prevent them from publishing their research for free.

Compiled by Kristen Taketa, Bruin senior staff.

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