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Open Access at UCSC

About the UC Open Access Policies

(1 min. video)

Basic Definitions:

Observing the policy

This is a checklist of what you need to do:

  • Publish normally in any journal. Agree to normal publication contracts.
  • Keep track of the right version of your paper (the author’s final version, post peer review--see information about versions) for inclusion in eScholarship. Do this regardless of whether you are the first author, or a co-author.
  • Contact us with any questions, or if the publisher asks for a waiver of the UC Open Access Policy. You can also refer to the Office of Scholarly Communication’s website.
  • Follow instructions below for depositing in eScholarship: