UC Irvine Libraries are proud to announce the UC Presidential Open Access Policy to ensure future research articles authored by non-Senate researchers at all ten UC campuses will be made available to the public at no charge. Building on UC's previously adopted Academic Senate Open Access Policy, the UC Presidential OA Policy enables the university system and associated national labs to provide broad public access to scholarly research authored by non-Senate researchers, lecturers, librarians, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and administrative staff, among others.
Author works can be deposited to eScholarship, or other digital repositories, to be freely and openly available to the public using the UC Publication Management System. The University of California recognizes the benefits that accrue to its authors as individual scholars and to the scholarly enterprise from such wide dissemination, including greater recognition, more thorough review, consideration, and critique, and a general increase in scientific, scholarly, and critical knowledge. For more information on the UC Presidential OA Policy, please contact Mitchell Brown at email@example.com or click here to schedule an appointment.