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Archive: 17/08/2016

UMass Faculty Senate Passes Open Access Policy

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The UMass Amherst Libraries is excited to announce that the Faculty Senate passed a campus-wide Open Access Policy in April of 2016. This policy, which went into effect on July 1, allows faculty to retain the copyright to their scholarly articles and encourages them to deposit copies into our institutional repository, ScholarWorks. The Libraries will work closely with appropriate groups on campus to assist in implementing the policy.

For more detailed information about the policy and how it will affect faculty publishing, see:

UMass Faculty Senate, Open Access Policy and FAQ
Open Access Initiatives at UMass Amherst
ScholarWorks, the UMass Amherst institutional repository

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