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Scholarly Communication Services - Funder Public & Open Access Mandates: Essentials

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Open Access Week is an annual event advocating for free and immediate online access to research articles worldwide.  The FAU Libraries will host two webinars to promote the benefits of Open Access and how to get started.  Everyone on campus is invited to attend. Please register for each event separately.  Both presentations will occur on Zoom.  

Making Scholarly & Creative Work More Available:  Introduction to Open Access
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Imagine a world where anyone can read scholarly or creative works without a subscription or paywall!  This actually happens thanks to Open Access (OA) publishing!  This presentation introduces OA, how to find OA publications to publish your work, and ways you can support and promote OA.

Open Access Funding:  How to Pay (or Not) to Publish
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open Access (OA) funding shifts the costs of publishing, but it doesn’t mean authors always have to pay!  This presentation introduces Open Access funding models and ways authors can bypass the cost of publishing in OA.

For more information about Open Access please visit our library guide or contact Kristy Padron, Scholarly Communication Services Librarian, at  

Funder Public & Open Access Mandates

In 2013, the White House, through the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), issued an executive directive mandating that U.S. Government agencies with annual extramural research and development expenditures over $100 million make the results of taxpayer-funded research—both articles and data—freely available to the general public with the goal of accelerating scientific discovery and fueling innovation.   Similarly, a few states and several private funders have proposed and enacted legislation and policies mandating public access to funded research. As the federal and private policies have reached maturity, they are now focusing on compliance and mandating broader access to publications and data produced by grant-funded research. Principal Investigators for most grants are responsible for complying with these policies and institutions could lose future funding if they are found to be non-compliant.

This guide provides a links to information about major federal and private funder public access policies. Please consult your grant and journal policies for details.

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