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      • At it’s most fundamental Open Access is when publications are freely availble online to all at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards reuse.
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  2. At it’s most fundamental Open Access is when publications are freely availble online to all at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards reuse. The unrestricted distribution of research is especially important for authors (as their work gets seen by more people), readers (as they can access and build on the most recent work in the field) and funders (as the work they fund has broader impact by being able to reach a wider audience).

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    To whom does the Open Access Policy apply?

    The Policy applies to members of the UW Faculty as defined in section 21-31 of the Faculty Code. It does not apply to other UW academic research staff or students.

    How can I make my articles openly available?

    According to the UW OA Policy there are three ways you can make your article openly available: 1. Deposit your article into an open access repository like arXiv, SocArXiv, or PubMed Central, or another listed in the Directory of Open Access Repositories. 2. Deposit your article into ResearchWorks, UW’s Institutional Repository. For information about ResearchWorks and depositing your article manuscript, see the ResearchWorks pageon the Libraries website. 3. Publish in a reputable OA journal. A...

    What if my article is already available openly?

    Faculty who choose to publish their articles in OA journals or via disciplinary or institutional OA repositories such as arXiv, SocArXiv, and PubMed Central will not be asked to also deposit these articles into ResearchWorks.

    Do other universities have Open Access policies?

    Yes. Faculties at dozens of public and private universities in the U.S. and other countries have adopted similar OA policies, including University of California (2013), University of Minnesota (2015), Duke (2010), MIT (2019), and Harvard(2008-2011). Many funding agencies and governments also have implemented their own OA policies - for example, the Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. More information is available on the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Polic...

    What are the benefits of the UW Open Access Policy?

    The UW OA Policybenefits the public and faculty alike. It states, “As a public university, the University of Washington is dedicated to making its research and scholarship freely and widely available to the people of Washington and the broader research community.” The UW OA Policy aims to share UW research with readers throughout the world at no cost to them.

    Does the UW Open Access Policy limit where I can publish?

    No. You retain complete control over the decision making about where to publish your article.

    Does the UW OA Policy take away my rights to my articles?

    No. Under the UW OA Policy, faculty grant to the University a limited, non-exclusive license enabling the UW to make their articles freely and widely available in an open access repository. Authors retain copyright to their work until/unless they transfer it to their publisher or other third party.

    My publisher charges authors fees to publish their articles openly. Does the UW Open Access Policy require me to pay a fee?

    No. The UW OA Policy encourages “self archiving,” also known as “green open access,” which is a free way of making articles openly available. Under this method, authors deposit the author’s accepted manuscript version of their article in an OA repository such as ResearchWorks. This path to OA has no fees for authors. Journal publishers usually charge fees to pay for OA publication of articles on their websites. These “versions of record” typically include formatting and copyediting, and carry...

    What happens if a publisher’s policies conflict with the UW Open Access Policy?

    Publishers’ policies will not, by default, mirror the terms of the UW OA Policy. Many publishers require exclusive rights to articles as part of their publication agreement. The UW OA Policy’s non-exclusive license works by preempting transfers of copyright from authors to publishers. Under its terms, authors may make their accepted manuscripts openly available unless their publisher requires them to waive the UW OA Policy.

    What happens if my author’s agreement includes terms that conflict with the UW Open Access Policy?

    You should read and keep any agreement you sign. In particular, look out for language in the contract asking you to affirm that you have obtained a waiver of any institutional OA policy, or that you have not previously licensed any rights to your article to anyone besides your publisher. If this kind of language is included, you may use the OA Policy author’s addendum to attempt to modify the contract and harmonize the terms. If your editor rejects the addendum, you will need to request a wai...

    How are publishers made aware of the UW Open Access Policy?

    The UW has informed over NUMBER publishers of its OA Policy, as other institutions have done with their OA policies. Information about the Policy is also publicly posted and kept up to date.

  3. Or, what does it mean to use an AHA Open Access Agreement (1 of 3 Creative Commons licenses) for the purpose of having a published work be “Open Access”? Comparisons of AHA Licensing Agreements and Article Charges (PDF) This PDF provides a breakdown of publishing costs, by type of agreement and includes a quick reference guide comparing the ...

  4. Open access is different from our open archive in two respects. First, if a paper is open access, the authors hold the copyright, whereas the journal holds the copyrights of papers in the open archive. Second, open access papers are available immediately, whereas papers in the open archive become available 12 months after publication.

  5. Jul 12, 2016 · The Rights Metadata for Open Archiving (RoMEO) database of journal publisher open access policies (SHERPA, 2016a) was introduced over a decade ago to provide authors with guidance as to whether and how they might self-archive their journal articles to make them available on open access (Jenkins et al., 2007).

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