October 20, 2015
The UC San Diego Library, in conjunction with the UC San Diego Academic Senate Committee on Library, has made a significant effort to inform UC San Diego faculty about the UC Academic Senate’s Open Access Policy, approved on July 24, 2013. (A brief overview of the policy follows my signature line below.) I’m very pleased to announce that, beginning Tuesday, October 20, UC San Diego faculty will join Senate faculty at UCI, UCLA, UCM, UCSC, and UCSF as participants in the UC Publications Management System. This system will ensure that compliance with the UC Open Access Policy is as convenient as possible.
Once launched, the publications management system will monitor selected publication data sources to identify new journal articles by UC San Diego faculty authors. When the system identifies new articles that you have authored or co-authored, you will receive an email message through which you can confirm your authorship and upload your manuscripts to eScholarship to comply with the policy.
The following notes may be useful for when you begin to receive these email notifications:
§ Your UC San Diego Business Systems or Active Directory logon will
connect you to the publications management system from the link provided
in the notification.
UC San Diego librarians are available to answer questions and provide assistance with the UC Open Access Policy as well as with larger issues of how to broadly disseminate and preserve your published research. Please contact the UC San Diego Open Access Policy Team at email@example.com.
University of California [UC] Academic Senate Open Access Policy Background:
After extensive discussion and a vote by Academic Senate Faculty on each campus, the UC Academic Senate adopted the UC Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013. Through this policy, faculty authors of journal articles grant UC a non-exclusive license prior to any contractual arrangements with publishers. The manuscripts of published articles can then be made widely and publicly available through the UC eScholarship repository (http://escholarship.org/) enabling students, scholars, and the general public to access them at no charge, which increases readership of and citations to the work.
If you have co-authors who are not UC faculty and thereby not subject to the policy, you are not required to obtain their permission because the license is non-exclusive. However, it would be best to treat this policy like other co-authorship issues and to inform your co-authors in advance.
Please visit http://uc-oa.info/ for the full text of the policy and other useful information pertaining to it.