An Open Access policy was unanimously approved by the Oregon State University Faculty Senate. The policy applies to scholarly articles published by OSU faculty 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.
One direct result of this policy is that publishers’ policies will not, by default, represent the terms of institutional open access policies. The OSU OA Policy is intended to preempt or augment publisher default terms. This is true whether the publisher requires a copyright transfer or not. If your publisher isn’t requiring you to opt out of the policy by getting a waiver, you are fully within your rights to take advantage of OSU’s policy. Through this policy, OSU faculty retain copyright to their articles so that they can deposit their articles to ScholarsArchive@OSU and other disciplinary repositories such as PubMed Central, use them for their classes, develop derivative works, and the like.
To Deposit a Paper or Obtain a Waiver
Deposit the author's accepted manuscript (post-peer review, pre-typeset) version of your article, or get a waiver to the policy, with the Article Deposit and Waiver Form.
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.