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 1st public institution to adopt an open access policy after Harvard, MIT, and Stanford’s School of Education. As of 2019, over 75 US 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.
- KU Faculty Open Access Policy: Passed by KU Faculty Senate in April, 2009
- Open Access Advisory Board: Formed in compliance with the Open Access Policy, the Advisory Board provides guidance and oversight in implementation.
- Open Access Policy License Affirmation: In order to leverage the Open Access Policy, KU faculty should affirm the license a single time via this simple form.
- Open Access Policy Waiver: 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.