Open Access Overview
The University Library encourages publishing open access when it makes sense for authors.
As a UCSC author, you have options for publishing your articles openly, including ways to fund it:
- UC Open Access Policies:
- Whether or not you publish open access directly with a publisher, you may align your work with UC's Open Access Policies by adding your articles to eScholarship, which is UC’s institutional repository. This is also called self-archiving or green OA.
- Alternatively, add your articles to a disciplinary repository that is open access (e.g., ArXiv, Humanities Commons, etc.).
- Publisher-specific support:
- Receive support for article processing charges (APCs) through UC’s open access agreements with specific publishers. The terms of each agreement vary. This is also called gold OA.
- Apply a UC publishing discount for a percentage off of the open access fee or APC with the author responsible for the remainder through specific publishers.
- Publish through publishers with which the University Library has local agreements for articles.
Other outputs can be open access, too. See the pages about open access books, open research data, and open educational resources (OER). Also, eScholarship supports various work and file types.