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UC Open Access Policy Takes Effect for UCLA Faculty Today

Friday, November 1st, 2013

The new systemwide UC Open Access Policy takes effect for UCLA faculty starting today, November 1, 2013.  As UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh noted in an October 8 announcement, the policy “allows faculty members to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work much more widely available to the public.”

This policy places the UC system in the company of more than 175 prestigious colleges and universities across the country, though we’re the largest to date. It does not require publication in open access journals or the payment of publication fees; instead, it commits faculty to making a version of each journal article published on or after November 1, 2013, available publicly in an open access repository, such as UC’s own eScholarship repository or a subject repository.

The UCLA Library is working with the Academic Senate to make implementation as easy as possible for UCLA faculty. More information is available on the Library’s web page about the policy, and questions and requests for assistance can be emailed to

Public-access Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Zoe Lofgren joined her House colleagues Mike Doyle and Kevin Yoder to introduce the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), designed to increase the openness, transparency, and accessibility of publicly funded research results.  The legislation, which has attracted wide bipartisan support, would require federal agencies with annual extramural research budgets of $100 million or more to provide public online access to manuscripts resulting from funded research no later than six months after publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Senators John Cornyn and Ron Wyden also introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate.

Welcome Back, UCLA Faculty and Students!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The UCLA Library offers a number of services and resources to assist, inform, and educate faculty and students about copyright, publishing, and intellectual property issues.  Find out more online, and watch this space for more details on the fall events in the Library’s faculty workshop series “Intellectual Property in the Digital Age.”

“How-to” Guide to Publishing an Open-access Journal

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

An online guide providing practical information on planning, setting up, launching, publishing, and managing an open-access scholarly journal is now available. Additional resources include links to related information, samples of applied practices, and downloadable tools that can be adapted. Users can also share their own best practices, tips, and suggestions through a comment field.

The guide has been developed by the Lund University Library and Co-Action Publishing.  Although it contains some information that is specific to the Nordic region, most of its content can be applied internationally.