OA Self-Archiving Policy: University College London (UCL)

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University College London (UCL) (UK*


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Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy


UCL (University College London) has established a UCL Publications Board that will implement the university’s Open Access policy and be responsible for ensuring that, subject to copyright permissions, all UCL research is placed online in the university’s institutional repository, freely accessible to all.

The records of the whole of UCL’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) return have been loaded into the repository, with links added to the relevant version of the full text where copyright permissions allow. The creation of the UCL Publications Board extends this situation to the whole of UCL’s published research output. The Publications Board will oversee the rollout of UCL’s Open Access mandate, and promote Open Access both within UCL and beyond as an important scholarly medium for the dissemination of research.

UCL PhD students can also make their theses open access in its online repository, giving these far greater visibility than they would enjoy as paper copy on library shelves.

Added by: Stevan Harnad () on 02 Jun 2009