The University invites comments on the proposed draft Presidential Policy on Open Access, which is based on the Academic Senate Open Access Policy for all Academic Senate members adopted on July 24, 2013.
The proposed new policy extends open access rights and responsibilities to all non-Senate members of the UC community who are authors of scholarly articles, including faculty, other academic personnel, students, administrators, and staff. The policy allows non-Senate authors of scholarly articles to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work freely available to the public. In addition, the proposed policy outlines procedures for implementing the policy for all UC authors, both Senate and non-Senate. Although the policy assumes all authors will make their scholarly articles available to the public, there is a procedure, which authors must undertake proactively, to opt out of the open access process.
The proposal is located on the UCOP Academic Personnel and Programs website, “Policies under review,” under the “Systemwide Review” tab at http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/policies-under-review/index.html. If you prefer these documents as attachments, please let me know.