Open access policy at the University of Minnesota
The University's Open Access to Scholarly Articles policy provides options for University authors to promote access to research and scholarship.
The University of Minnesota's policy on Open Access to Scholarly Articles was developed by University faculty and approved by the Faculty Senate. It is adapted from similar policies at other US institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Duke. A policy FAQ is centrally maintained.
Wider access supports the University’s mission to make "the knowledge and resources created and preserved at the University accessible to the citizens of the state, the nation, and the world."
Support from the Libraries
The University of Minnesota Libraries support the Open Access to Scholarly Articles policy by
- providing access to the University Digital Conservancy, where authors can openly share their publications,
- consulting with authors to help them understand the policy and their publication agreements, and
- facilitating the waiver process.
The University Digital Conservancy (UDC) provides University of Minnesota authors a location to self-deposit their materials.
- provides free and world-wide open access to scholarly works,
- increases visibility of research,
- ensures compliance with public access requirements,
- and provides full-text discoverability and long-term preservation.
Explore additional features at the UDC site.
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