An Open Access policy was unanimously approved by the Oregon State University Faculty Senate. The policy applies to scholarly articles completed after the policy was adopted on June 13, 2013.
In recognition of Oregon State University’s land-grant mission, the Faculty is committed to
disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In addition to the public
benefit of such dissemination, this policy is intended to serve faculty interests by promoting
greater reach and impact for articles. The policy directs faculty to submit an electronic copy of the author's accepted (post-peer review, pre-typeset) manuscript of their articles to OSU Libraries for dissemination via the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository.
It is not mandatory, but an author's accepted (post-peer review, pre-typeset) manuscript of the article (preferably PDF) may be sent as an email attachment, even when getting a waiver. The article will then be deposited to ScholarsArchive@OSU for archival purposes, but only metadata will be available, unless the publisher allows deposit. There are many benefits to depositing even if one opts out of the policy: ensuring that a permanently archived copy will be preserved and potentially made more broadly available in the future; facilitating the creation of a dossier of publications in the promotion and tenure review process; and creating a metadata record that facilitates discovery and citation of your work.
To Amend a Publisher Agreement:
Oregon State University has made publishers aware of the terms of the license under which the University retains "permission to make available [Oregon State University faculty] scholarly articles and to reproduce and distribute those articles for
the purpose of open dissemination". This license will have force unless it is waived for a particular article (see above for obtaining a waiver).
Some publisher's agreements contain provisions that are inconsistent with the prior license granted to Oregon State University under the terms of the Policy. If you wish to prepare an "author addendum" to attach to your publisher agreement, follow the steps described here.