Sharing scholarly research supports collaboration and enhances impact. A proposed faculty author rights policy offers a legal option to ensure broader dissemination of academic journal articles.
learn about the policy
A policy protecting faculty rights to share our scholarly research, specifically academic journal articles.
A requirement to publish in specific journals or to share your research against your wishes.
The policy lets you share your work widely by granting a nonexclusive license to the University. It is not a transfer of copyright, and you can opt out for any reason, no questions asked.
Freely distribute your peer-reviewed, accepted manuscripts with students and peers.
Give back to community partners by widely circulating the findings of your research.
Connect with colleagues across borders even when they cannot access expensive journal subscriptions.
Maximize readership and citations for openly accessible articles.
By the numbers
Why Authors share
—Emilio Bruna, Professor of Tropical Ecology & Latin American Studies
—Twanna Hodge, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Librarian
—Angelos Barmpoutis, Associate Professor of Digital Arts and Sciences, Digital Worlds Institute
Read the proposed text of the Author Rights Policy to be reviewed and acted upon by the Faculty Senate.
A printable summary of the policy
Clarifying some of the policy and implementation details
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