The Academic Senate of the University of California (UC) recently 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.

This interesting and encouraging article was found on Knowledgespeak in their article, “Academic Senate of University of California passes Open Access policy.”

Articles will be available via eScholarship (UC’s open access repository) along with their publication in scholarly journals. This move benefits researchers, educational institutions, businesses, and so many more just by increasing access. This will make the process of research, discovery, and innovation more efficient.

The policy covers more than 8,000 UC faculty at all 10 campuses, and as many as 40,000 publications a year. This move comes after more than 175 other universities have adopted similar so-called ‘green’ open access policies.

Melody K. Smith

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