Proposal Establishing an Open Access Policy and Related Operations at Stanford

October 27, 2020

C-LIB, the Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries, is pleased to be bringing forward a proposal to establish an Open Access policy at Stanford.  The proposal will come before the Faculty Senate at their session on November 19th.  In advance of that session, C-LIB will be hosting a discussion session via Zoom this Friday, October 30th at 2:00 PM. The registration link for the Zoom session is below. 

The full text of the proposal is available for all Stanford affiliates to review and comment via Google Docs: Establishing an Open Access Policy and Related Operations at Stanford

Stanford has long been committed to openness in research, as expressed in its Research Policy Handbook.  This Open Access policy is being brought forward now in support of that goal.  In addition, this policy is endorsed in support of the researchers, faculty, and instructors at Stanford who have been exploited by for profit publishers and some non-profit publishers. This exploitation has involved Stanford authors submitting articles and Stanford faculty providing refereeing and peer reviewing services with no material recompense, while Stanford Libraries pay ever increasing rates to acquire these publications.  Most of our peer institutions have adopted Open Access policies to push back against this exploitation, and most research funders now require open access publication of research results.  This proposal supports both of those efforts. 

Please read the proposed policy and the accompanying FAQ.  C-LIB welcomes your questions.

See Zoom meeting information below.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 30, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.