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UC Open Access Policy: Implementation Plan

On July 24, 2013, the Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.

The Open Access Policy Implementation (OAPI) project is a partnership between the California Digital Library and UC campuses to build tools and services that will support faculty participation in the UC Open Access Policy, including:

  1. An enhanced and streamlined workflow for depositing articles into UC’s eScholarship open access repository
  2. Automated publication harvesting and notification system for UC authors, to reduce the need for manual deposit
  3. Support for the generation of embargo, waiver, and addendum forms, at the author’s request

The OAPI project wiki is an open, shared space where UC faculty, librarians, and other stakeholders can engage directly with the Open Access Policy Implementation (OAPI) team and track progress as tools and services are developed to support participation in the UC Open Access policy.   The wiki provides an overview and explores specific components of the project.

Stakeholders are invited to join the OAPI mailing list and discussion forum.

Get involved:  Through Wednesday, September 25th, feedback is requested about the UC Open Access Policy article deposit workflow.

For questions about the UC Open Access Policy and what it means for Faculty and other stakeholders at UC Davis, please email:


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