Open Access

IUPUI Open Access Policy and Supporting Materials (October 7, 2014)

The IUPUI Open Access Policy and Supporting Materials were developed by the Library Affairs committee of the IUPUI Faculty Council. It was adopted by the Faculty Council on October 7, 2014. The implementation of the policy will begin in 2015.

This opt-out policy reaffirms and supports the rights of IUPUI faculty authors. The policy is based on model language adopted at Harvard, MIT, Duke, University of California, University of Kansas and many other institutions.

While distributing faculty articles under a nonexclusive license, this policy brings many benefits to the community, to IUPUI, and to our faculty members. The policy demonstrates IUPUI's commitment to "open inquiry and dissemination of findings" while also increasing citation rates and readership for faculty articles.

As an opt-out policy, these benefits can be achieved at no financial costs to authors and while respecting academic freedom, and intellectual property rights.

To learn more about how this opt-out policy will work at IUPUI, contact:

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications Librarian
IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship

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Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free

of most copyright and licensing restrictions. - Peter Suber, Open Access Overview

Open Access services for the IUPUI campus include:

IUPUI ScholarWorks - an open access repository for artilces, theses, working papers, posters, presentations and more ...

Open Journals at IUPUI - a free software systems for publishing peer reviewed open access journals

IUPUI Open Access Fund - underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles published in fee-based, peer-reviewed OA journals

IUPUI DataWorks - an open access repository for data sharing

IUPUI makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of Open Access, including:

  • broad readership;
  • community impact;
  • knowledge sharing;
  • information equity;
  • increased citation rates.

Share your work with a world of scholars, students and readers. Learn more ...

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Last updated by jdodell on 11/05/2014