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Open Access at UCSC


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About the UC Open Access Policies

(1 min. video)

Basic Definitions:

Observing the OA policy

This is a checklist of what you need to do:

  • Publish, as you would, in any journal. Agree to normal publication contracts.
  • Have at the ready the correct pre-publication version of your paper (this is the author’s final version, post peer review--see information about versionsFAQ - How do I know I'm depositing the right version?). This is the version that you will upload to eScholarship. (Note: Keep track of versions regardless of whether you are the first author or a co-author).
  • When to contact the library: If you have any questions or if the publisher asks for a waiver to the UC Open Access Policy. Contact us at or get answers on the Office of Scholarly Communication’s website.