January 18, 2022

A Proposal to Establish an Open Access Policy at Stanford University

From a Stanford Libraries Blog Post by Mimi Calter, Deputy University Librarian, Stanford University:

C-LIB, the Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries, is pleased to be bringing forward a proposal to establish an Open Access policy at Stanford.  The proposal will come before the Faculty Senate at their session on November 19th.


Stanford has long been committed to openness in research, as expressed in its Research Policy Handbook.  This Open Access policy is being brought forward now in support of that goal.  In addition, this policy is endorsed in support of the researchers, faculty, and instructors at Stanford who have been exploited by for profit publishers and some non-profit publishers.

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Note: The proposed OA policy is only available at this time to Stanford affiliates. We’ve asked SUL to see if a copy of the policy will be available to the general public. If/when it becomes available we will update this post. 

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