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2022 OSTP "Nelson Memo"

On August 25, 2022, the Office of Science and Technology Policy released a Memorandum outlining the new policy guidance for public access policies as related to federally funded research results. The links provided here are a starting point to help you understand the memo and the policies coming from it. 

International OA Information

Open Access & Faculty Scholarship

A guide to issues in scholarly publishing, open access, copyright, author rights, and digital archiving

What is Open Access?

Open Access is devoted to making information available online, free, and unrestricted. In addition to scholarly publications, the Open Access Movement also includes Open Science, Open Data, and Open Education. 

Open Access 1) Allows greater access to resources supporting research, through open access publishing or open access repositories; and 2) Allows for text or data mining.

Many funding agencies have policies requiring open access to articles resulting from their funding.

The symbol of the unlocked padlock identifies open access resources.

Open Access Directories

Open Access Explained

Head, Research & Instruction

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Carol Wittig
FYS and SPCS KM - ENG Instructor
Rm. 179, Research & Collaborative Area
Boatwright Library
University of Richmond
261 Richmond Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Open Access - Recommended Websites