The UC Academic Senate passed a UC Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013 that ensures that future research articles authored by UC faculty will be made openly available to the public at no charge. The UCI Libraries are taking an active role in ushering in this new era by implementing new library services in support of the policy, educating faculty, and helping them share their research.
Watch a 90-second introduction to the policy.
Deposit Your Work
The deposit of articles in accordance with the UC Open Access Policy deposit is managed through eScholarship, UC’s open access repository and publishing platform.
Login to eScholarship to begin the deposit process – or to notify us that your publication is already available in another open access repository. (Note: you will be asked to log in. If you don’t yet have an eScholarship account, you will have the opportunity to create one.)
Some publishers are requiring that authors waive the policy’s license as part of the publication process, or delay public access to an article for a specified period of time. Use our simple web form to generate document showing your waiver or embargo to send to your publisher.
UCI Libraries is providing leadership by offering a forum and facilitating campus discussions on these evolving issues. Through collaboration and a community dialogue, we can explore these issues, raise awareness, develop local solutions, and potentially influence the course of scholarly communication on campus.
UCI Libraries' Response and Role
The UCI Libraries serves as a major national knowledge center, and is recognized as an essential information resource and clearinghouse for the UCI campus. The Libraries can play a key role in assisting the UCI academic community to address many of the scholarly communication issues that we face. And it participates in several national nonprofit organizations that promote innovations in scholarly communication: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Consortium (SPARC), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and National Initiative for Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH), and the National Institutes of Health, which in April 2008 issued new mandates for all funded research.
UC-based priorities are articulated on the Scholarly Communications at the University of California website.
SCAMP: Scholarly Communication and Management Program
Some of the specific activities that the UCI Scholarly Communication Program will sponsor, promote, and explore are:
- UCI Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund (Pilot projected ended March 2014. Still accepting submissions to Royal Society of Chemistry journals).
- Data Management Policy @ UCI
- UC Discounts on Article Publication Charges for Open Access Journals
- UCI initiatives to build an institutional repository of scholarly work in electronic formats and selectively digitize and preserve UCI administrative records of permanent historical significance.
- UC Irvine Libraries Digital Scholarship Service to help UC Irvine faculty and research staff publish, share and preserve the digital products of their research.
- UCIspace@theLibraries, an open access service for the UCI community to publish, manage, and preserve diverse kinds of research output.
OASIS - Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
This resource serves librarians, scholars & researchers, students, publishers and the general public by informing them about opportunities for engagement in Open Access (OA) submission, creation and achievement.
The Library has designated a library liaison to serve as the principal contact for each campus department and program. Liaisons provide library information and services, offer specialized reference consultations, teach classes to support library research, and select and acquire library materials.