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New UC-wide Open Access Agreement

Posted by UCSB Library on April 1, 2009

UC’s California Digital Library has completed successful negotiations with Springer to launch an open access arrangement as part of its 2008 Springer journals license. This will allow all articles by UC-affiliated authors to be issued under Springer’s “Open Choice” model without additional author fees.

The articles will be accessible via SpringerLink and will be published under the terms of a Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial license. When publishing in a Springer journal, authors will see acceptance screens advising them of this arrangement. Authors will not be offered an opt-out option at this time, although this can be considered for a later stage if there is a demand for it.

Planning is also underway for automatic deposit of these articles into the UC eScholarship Repository.

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