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Open Access & Scholarly Communication

The UO Open Access Policy, passed by the UO Faculty Senate in May 2021, promotes the dissemination of UO Faculty's research. Below, you can learn about what it is, how it works, and how to follow it. The UO Libraries is here to help you, to make this a quick and easy process!

Deposit Your Works

Here is a quick link to the UO's Open Access webpage, where you can start the depositing process for your recently published article, or any other works you would like to preserve and disseminate through our institutional repository, Scholars' Bank:

University of Oregon's Open Access Policy for Faculty

In May 2021 the UO Faculty Senate passed the following Open Access Policy:


UO Faculty shall henceforth make a journal-allowed1 version of their articles openly accessible after publication2 following the guidelines3 of each scholarly journal. This may include submission to Scholars' Bank, a discipline specific open access repository, or publication in an open access journal. Library staff will work with faculty to support these efforts.

All works by UO faculty, staff, and students are welcomed for submission to Scholars' Bank4 in accordance with guidelines provided by publishers in order to improve access and dissemination.


1 This may be a preprint or submitted version (before peer review, copyediting, and layout and design), accepted version (after peer review, before layout and design), published version (after peer review, after layout and design).

2 If the journal requires an embargo, the embargo will be set within Scholars' Bank at the time of submission and release at the time of expiration.

3 These guidelines may be found documented within the Sherpa Romeo open access policy database

4 An open access digital repository hosted by the University of Oregon Libraries on the DSpace platform


For more detail, see:  The UO Senate page, Open Access Scholarship Policy, Number: US20/21-18

Ways to follow the policy

There are many ways to follow the UO Open Access Policy. In addition to informing us when you publish an article, You may:

UO Librarians are here to help you determine what the policies of the journal you publish in permit, including what version of your article may be posted OA, and if there is a need to delay the OA sharing.

For more information, and to start the deposit process, go to