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[BOAI] Fwd: University of California Faculty Senate Passes Open Access Policy

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:06:03 -0400


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[Forwarding from the University of California.  --Peter Suber.]

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From: Catherine Mitchell <Catherine.Mitchell AT ucop.edu>
Date: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Subject: University of California Faculty Senate Passes Open Access Policy
To: "peter_suber AT harvard.edu" <peter_suber AT harvard.edu>, 
"
peter.suber AT gmail.com" <peter.suber AT gmail.com>


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****

Friday, August 2, 2013****

UC Office of the Academic Senate****

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*University of California Faculty Senate Passes Open Access Policy*

*http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/*

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Contact:****

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Professor Christopher Kelty, UCLA****

310-880-2433; ckelty AT ucla.edu ****

** **

Professor Richard Schneider, UC San Francisco****

415-305-7992; rich.schneider AT ucsf.edu ****

** **

Professor Robert Powell, Chair, Academic Council****

510-987-0711; Robert.powell AT ucop.edu****

** **

The Academic Senate of the University of California has passed an Open
Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty
at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.
=93The Academic Council=92s adoption of this policy on July 24, 2013, came
after a six-year process culminating in two years of formal review and
revision,=94 said Robert Powell, chair of the Academic Council. =93Council=
=92s
intent is to make these articles widely=97and freely=97 available in order =
to
advance research everywhere.=94  Articles will be available to the public
without charge via eScholarship <http://www.escholarship.org> (UC=92s 
open
access repository) in tandem with their publication in scholarly journals.
Open access benefits researchers, educational institutions, businesses,
research funders and the public by accelerating the pace of research,
discovery and innovation and contributing to the mission of advancing
knowledge and encouraging new ideas and services. ****

** **

Chris Kelty, Associate Professor of Information Studies, UCLA, and chair of=
 the
UC University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication
(UCOLASC),explains, =93This policy will cover more faculty and more
research than ever
before, and it sends a powerful message that faculty want open access and
they want it on terms that benefit the public and the future of research.=
=94**
**

** **

The policy covers more than 8,000 UC faculty at all 10 campuses of the
University of California, and as many as 40,000 publications a year.  It
follows more than 175 other universities who have adopted similar so-called
=93green=94 open access policies.  By granting a license to the University =
of
California prior to any contractual arrangement with publishers, faculty
members can now make their research widely and publicly available, re-use
it for various purposes, or modify it for future research publications.
Previously, publishers had sole control of the distribution of these
articles.  All research publications covered by the policy will continue to
be subjected to rigorous peer review; they will still appear in the most
prestigious journals across all fields; and they will continue to meet UC=
=92s
standards of high quality.  Learn more about the policy and its
implementation here: http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy=
/
****

UC is the largest public research university in the world and its faculty
members receive roughly 8% of all research funding in the U.S.  With this
policy UC Faculty make a commitment to the public accessibility of
research, especially, but not only, research paid for with public funding
by the people of California and the United States.  This initiative is in
line with the recently announced White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy (OSTP) directive requiring =93each Federal Agency with ov=
er
$100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to
develop a plan to support increased public access to results of the
research funded by the Federal Government.=94 The new UC Policy also follow=
s
a similar policy passed in 2012 by the Academic Senate at the University of
California, San Francisco, which is a health sciences campus.****

"The UC Systemwide adoption of an Open Access (OA) Policy represents a
major leap forward for the global OA movement and a well-deserved return
to taxpayers who will now finally be able to see first-hand the published
byproducts of their deeply appreciated investments in research=94 said
Richard A. Schneider, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and
chair of the Com
mittee on Library and Scholarly Communication at UCSF.   =93The ten UC
campuses generate around 2-3% of all the peer-reviewed articles published
in the world every year, and this policy will make many of those articles
freely  available to anyone who is interested anywhere, whether they are
colleagues, students, or members of the general public"


The adoption of this policy across the UC system also signals to scholarly
publishers that open access, in terms defined by faculty and not by
publishers, must be part of any future scholarly publishing system.  The
faculty remains committed to working with publishers to transform the
publishing landscape in ways that are sustainable and beneficial to both
the University and the public.   ****

** **

** **

** **

** **

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class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, s=
ans-serif">[Forwarding from the University of California. =A0--Peter 
Suber.=
]</font></div><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></font><div class=
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<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">---------- Forwarded 
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----<br>From: <b class=3D"gmail_sendername">Catherine 
Mitchell</b> <span di=
r=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:Catherine.Mitchell AT 
ucop.edu">Catherine.Mitc=
hell AT ucop.edu</a>&gt;</span><br>

Date: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM<br>Subject: University of California 
Facu=
lty Senate Passes Open Access Policy<br>To: &quot;<a 
href=3D"mailto:peter_s=
uber AT harvard.edu">peter_suber AT harvard.edu</a>&quot; 
&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:p=
eter_suber AT harvard.edu">peter_suber AT 
harvard.edu</a>&gt;, &quot;<a href=3D"m=
ailto:peter.suber AT gmail.com">peter.suber AT 
gmail.com</a>&quot; &lt;<a href=3D=
"mailto:peter.suber AT gmail.com">peter.suber AT 
gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>

<br><br>





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<div>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">FOR IMMEDIATE 
RELEASE<u></u><u></u></font></s=
pan></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Friday, August 2, 
2013<u></u><u></u></font></=
span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">UC Office of the Academic 
Senate<u></u><u></u=
></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u></u></font></span></p>
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style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
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sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u></u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><b><span style><font 
fa=
ce=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">University of California Faculty 
Senate Pas=
ses Open Access 
Policy<u></u><u></u></font></span></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><b><span style><font 
fa=
ce=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><a 
href=3D"http://senate.universityofcalifo=
rnia.edu/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/</a><=
u></u><u></u></font></span></b></p>


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style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
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sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u></u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Contact:<u></u><u></u></font></span></p>
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style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u></u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Professor Christopher Kelty, 
UCLA<u></u><u></=
u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">310<span sty=
le=3D"color:#1f497d">-</span>880-2433; <a 
href=3D"mailto:ckelty AT ucla.edu" t=
arget=3D"_blank">
ckelty AT ucla.edu</a> 
<u></u><u></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u=
></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Professor Ri=
chard Schneider, UC San 
Francisco<u></u><u></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><a href=3D"t=
el:415-305-7992" value=3D"+14153057992" 
target=3D"_blank">415-305-7992</a>;=
 <a href=3D"mailto:rich.schneider AT ucsf.edu" 
target=3D"_blank">rich.schneide=
r AT ucsf.edu</a>
<u></u><u></u></font></p>
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style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u></u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Professor Robert Powell, Chair, 
Academic Coun=
cil<u></u><u></u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><a 
href=3D"tel:510-987-0711" value=3D"+151098=
70711" target=3D"_blank">510-987-0711</a>;
<a href=3D"mailto:Robert.powell AT ucop.edu" 
target=3D"_blank">Robert.powell AT u=
cop.edu</a><u></u><u></u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"text-align:justify"><span style><font face=
=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u></u></font></span></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">The Academic=
 Senate of the University of California has passed an Open Access Policy, e=
nsuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuse=
s of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. =93The Academic =
Council=92s
 adoption of this policy on July 24, 2013, came after a six-year process cu=
lminating in two years of formal review and revision,=94 said Robert Powell=
, chair of the Academic Council. =93Council=92s intent is to make these art=
icles widely=97and freely=97 available in
 order to advance research everywhere.=94=A0 Articles will be available to =
the public without charge via
<a href=3D"http://www.escholarship.org" 
target=3D"_blank">eScholarship</a> =
(UC=92s open access repository) in tandem with their publication in scholar=
ly journals.=A0 Open access benefits researchers, educational institutions,=
 businesses, research funders and the public by accelerating
 the pace of research, discovery and innovation and contributing to the mis=
sion of advancing knowledge and encouraging new ideas and services.
<u></u><u></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u=
></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Chris Kelty,=
 Associate Professor of Information Studies, UCLA, and chair of
<span style>the UC University Committee on Library and Scholarly 
Communicat=
ion (UCOLASC),</span> explains, =93This policy will cover more faculty 
and =
more research than ever before, and it sends a powerful message that facult=
y want open access and
 they want it on terms that benefit the public and the future of research.=
=94<u></u><u></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><u></u>=A0<u=
></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">The policy c=
overs more than 8,000 UC faculty at all 10 campuses of the University of Ca=
lifornia, and as many as 40,000 publications a year.=A0 It follows more tha=
n 175 other universities who have adopted similar so-called =93green=94 ope=
n access
 policies.=A0 By granting a license to the University of California prior t=
o any contractual arrangement with publishers, faculty members can now make=
 their research widely and publicly available, re-use it for various purpos=
es, or modify it for future research
 publications.=A0 Previously, publishers had sole control of the distributi=
on of these articles.=A0 All research publications covered by the policy wi=
ll continue to be subjected to rigorous peer review; they will still appear=
 in the most prestigious journals across
 all fields; and they will continue to meet UC=92s standards of high qualit=
y.=A0 Learn more about the policy and its implementation here:
<a 
href=3D"http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/" 
target=
=3D"_blank">http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/</a><u><=
/u><u></u></font></p>
<p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">UC is the 
largest public researc=
h university in the world and its faculty members receive roughly 8% of all=
 research funding in the U.S.=A0 With this policy UC Faculty make a commitm=
ent to the
 public accessibility of research, especially, but not only, research paid =
for with public funding by the people of California and the United States.=
=A0 This initiative is in line with the recently announced White House Offi=
ce of Science and Technology Policy
 (OSTP) directive requiring =93each Federal Agency with over $100 million i=
n annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a plan=
 to support increased public access to results of the research funded by th=
e Federal Government.=94 The new UC
 Policy also follows a similar policy passed in 2012 by the Academic Senate=
 at the University of California, San Francisco, which is a health sciences=
 campus.<u></u><u></u></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">&quot;The UC=
 Systemwide adoption of an Open Access (OA) Policy represents a major leap =
forward for the global OA movement and a well-deserved return to=A0taxpayer=
s who will now finally be able to see first-hand the published byproducts o=
f their
 deeply appreciated investments in research=94 said Richard A. Schneider, P=
rofessor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and chair of the 
Com</font></p>=
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<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">mittee on Library and 
Scholarly Com=
munication at UCSF. =A0=A0=93The ten UC campuses generate around 2-3% of al=
l the peer-reviewed
 articles published in the world every year, and this policy will=A0make ma=
ny of those articles freely=A0 available to anyone who is interested anywhe=
re, whether they are colleagues, students, or members of the general public=
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 of this policy across the UC system also signals to scholarly publishers t=
hat open access, in terms defined by faculty and not by publishers, must be=
 part of any future scholarly publishing system.=A0 The faculty remains com=
mitted
 to working with publishers to transform the publishing landscape in ways t=
hat are sustainable and beneficial to both the University and the public.=
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