Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Learn more

How can I publish open access?

Find an open access journal with the SHERPA/RoMEO search engine.

Many journals have an open access option for an additional fee. This fee can be paid by the University, as described below.

Publishing open access often costs money, how can I get reimbursed?

If you are not already covered by other sources, the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative reimburses up to $3000 per article to faculty members, post-docs, graduate students, and researchers who publish open access. Learn more

What can I do with my closed access publications?

With the University of California's official repository, eScholarship, you can deposit original scholarly works including books, journals, working papers, previously published works, and conferences. Learn more

How can I open my research data and code?

You can publish it to the UC's data repository, DataShare, or find a specialized repository in the Open Access Directory's list. The library's data services are available to help you.

Does the UC have an open access policy?

Yes, the Academic Senate passed it in July 2013. Learn more

What more can I do for open access?