The University of Alaska Anchorage now has an Open Access Policy allowing all faculty to make their work available through our open access repository Scholarworks@UA.
Open Access Policy for the University of Alaska Anchorage
The Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage is committed to disseminating its research, scholarship, and creative works as widely as possible. In particular, as part of a public university system, the Faculty is dedicated to making its creative and scholarly output available to the people of Alaska and the world. Furthermore, the Faculty recognizes the benefits that accrue to themselves as individual scholars and to the scholarly enterprise from such wide dissemination, including greater recognition, more thorough review, consideration and critique, and a general increase in scientific, scholarly and critical knowledge. Faculty further recognize that by this policy, and with the assistance of the University, they can more easily and collectively reserve rights that might otherwise be signed away, often unnecessarily, in agreements with publishers. In keeping with these considerations, and for the primary purpose of making our scholarly articles widely and freely accessible, the Faculty adopts the following policy:
Grant of License and Limitations
Each faculty member grants to the University of Alaska Anchorage a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles and creative works, in any medium for the purpose of making their articles widely and freely available in an open access repository. Any other uses of the licensed materials by the University of Alaska Anchorage must be approved by the original author. This policy does not transfer copyright ownership, which remains with faculty authors.
Scope and Waiver (Opt-Out)
The policy applies to all scholarly articles and creative works authored or co-authored while the person is a member of the UAA faculty except for any works published before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy. Upon express direction by a faculty member, the University of Alaska Anchorage will waive the license for a particular work or delay access to the article for a specified period of time.
Deposit of Articles and Other Creative Works
To assist the University in disseminating and archiving the articles and other creative works, the Faculty commit to helping the University obtain copies of the articles. Specifically, each faculty member who does not permanently waive the license above will provide an electronic copy of his or her final version of the article or work to the University of Alaska Anchorage by the date of its publication, for inclusion in an open access repository. When appropriate, a faculty member may instead notify the University of Alaska Anchorage if the material will be freely available in another repository or as an open-access publication. Faculty members who have permanently waived the license may nonetheless deposit a copy with the University of Alaska Anchorage or elsewhere for archival purposes. Notwithstanding the above, this policy does not in any way prescribe or limit the venue of publication. This policy neither requires nor prohibits the payment of fees or publication costs by authors.
Oversight of Policy
The Faculty Senate will be responsible for implementing this policy through the Library Advisory Committee, resolving disputes concerning its interpretation and application, and recommending any changes to the Faculty. Any changes to the text of this policy will require approval by both the Faculty Senate and the University of Alaska Anchorage Office of Academic Affairs. The Faculty Senate and the University of Alaska Anchorage Office of Academic Affars will review the policy within three years, and present a report to the Faculty and the University of Alaska Anchorage Provost.
University of Alaska Anchorage Open Access Policy by University of Alaska Anchorage is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The policy is based on The University of California Open Access Policy, available at http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/policy-text/systemwide-senate/.