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The Oregon State University Open Access policy [pdf] was unanimously approved by the Faculty Senate in June 2013. The policy applies to scholarly articles published by OSU faculty after it was adopted on June 13, 2013.
In recognition of Oregon State University’s land-grant mission, the Faculty is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In addition to the public benefit of such dissemination, this policy is intended to serve faculty interests by promoting greater reach and impact for articles. The policy directs faculty to submit an electronic copy of the author's accepted (post-peer review, pre-typeset) manuscript of their articles to OSU Libraries for dissemination via the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository.
The OSU OA Policy is intended to preempt or augment publisher default copyright terms. This is true whether the publisher requires a copyright transfer or not. If your publisher isn’t requiring you to opt out of the policy by getting a waiver, you are fully within your rights to take advantage of OSU’s policy. As OSU faculty, you retain copyright to the accepted manuscript (post-peer review, pre-typeset) version of your articles and can deposit them to the ScholarsArchive@OSU open access repository and other disciplinary open access repositories such as PubMed Central, use them for your classes, develop derivative works, and the like.
Policy Implementation (AKA Easy Deposit)
As part of OSU Libraries' charge to implement the Open Access Policy, we implemented a set of tools to make depositing your work in ScholarsArchive@OSU easier. These tools, collectively referred to as Easy Deposit, include the following steps:
If you have any questions about Easy Deposit or the OSU Open Access policy, please contact us at scholarsarchive [at] oregonstate.edu
Faculty articles are self-deposited and do not undergo any review. Please contact us with any questions.
Before you submit:
PREPARE YOUR FILES
► FORMAT: PDF is best for most submissions. Otherwise, choose a format that is open and available across platforms. See Data Types & File Formats for more information about preferred formats.
► FILE NAME: Give your file a name that makes sense for users.
► ACCESSIBILITY: Is your document accessible? Take a look at our Accessibility Submission Guide. While making accessibility changes is not required, it is considered best practice to avoid common accessibility mistakes.
TO DEPOSIT YOUR WORK
Detailed Field Information
File Size Limitations
Generally, files smaller than 2GB will upload through ScholarsArchive@OSU’s web interface. Please contact us for a consultation if you have larger files.
Contact us if you have questions about embargoes.
Users may temporarily restrict access to content on ScholarsArchive@OSU due to ongoing research, pending publication, or other reasons. Details are available on the Embargoes and Access Controls page.
To set an embargo:
NOTE: Depending on the content you are depositing, administrators may review your embargo request and contact you with feedback.
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