OA Self-Archiving Policy: University of Stellenbosch/Stellenbosch University

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

Thesis/Dissertation Policy
Since 2008 it has been mandatory for students to submit an electronic copy to the repository before graduation. Etd’s prior to 2008 are digitized and added retrospectively. Access is generally open but provision is made for theses/dissertations under embargo.
Research Articles Policy
On Wednesday 20 October 2010, Prof Russel Botman, on behalf of the Stellenbosch University, signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanties. As a signatory, Stellenbosch University commits itself to: 1) implementing a policy that encourages their researchers to deposit a copy of all their published articles in the open access repository; 2) encouraging researchers to publish their research articles in open access journals where a suitable journal exists and provide the support to enable that to happen.
This is a demonstration of its commitment to sharing its research and other scholarly
material with research communities, especially those on the African continent.
The declaration calls for the complete version of a work -- with the supplemental material and a declaration of the right of use -- to be made accessible in at least one electronic online archive.
Added by: Ina Smith (eRepository Manager) scholar AT sun.ac.za on 15 Dec 2010