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Open-access (OA) literature is free, digital, and available to anyone online. An open-access article has limited copyright and licensing restrictions which means anyone may read, download, copy, and distribute that article. Here are some resources supporting open access at UC Berkeley:
UC Office of Scholarly Communication
Resources and information on scholarly communication issues for the UC community. Includes information on the UC Open Access Policy for faculty.
Provides open access publishing options to the University of California community. UC authors can post author versions (or "postprints") of their articles when publisher policies allow it.
UC Open Access Policy Guide
Provides guidance and information for the UC Berkeley community about the OA policy
Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII)
Provides funding to Berkeley authors to help publish their articles in open access journals.
arXiv (e-Print Archive)
Deposit preprints of articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Indexes open access, peer-reviewed journals
NIH Public Access Policy
Guidance and procedures for submitting final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.
Summary of the open access policies of research funders.
Summary of the open access policies of journals and publishers.