Open Access Policy Resources
The KU Faculty Open Access Policy asserts faculty rights to make their published scholarly articles openly available. In 2009, via a vote by Faculty Senate, KU became the first public institution to adopt an open access policy after Harvard, MIT, and Stanford’s School of Education. As of 2021, nearly 100 U.S. universities, public and private, have adopted similar policies. As the Provost Designate under the policy, the Shulenburger Office supports faculty in making their scholarly work as visible as possible in a variety of ways.
The resources listed below include documentation and supporting information for KU faculty interested in leveraging the OA policy to share their work widely. Additional resources, including easy steps to make scholarly articles open, and ways the Shulenburger Office can help are available at Getting Started.
In order to leverage the Open Access Policy, KU faculty should affirm the license a single time via this simple form.
If a publisher requires a faculty member to opt out of the Policy for a specific article, KU faculty may obtain a waiver via this simple form.