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This series of articles about the University of Lethbridge Open Access Policy originally appeared in UWeekly. UWeekly is the University's e-newsletter distributed every Monday throughout the academic year and every second Monday during the summer months, June to August.
This article opens the series with a brief explanation of what "open access" (OA) is and why the U of L adopted an OA Policy. It then focuses on what U of L authors need to do in order to adhere to the Policy.
U of L adopts Open Access Policy
The second article in the series looks at benefits that accrue to U of L authors who make their scholarly articles available on an OA basis.
Open Access Policy benefits authors
The third article in the series investigates the extent to which publishers' policies permit U of L-authored articles to be archived in OPUS, and whether eligible articles have actually made their way into OPUS.
Publisher policies and the U of L Open Access Policy
In the fourth article we hear from faculty who have archived in OPUS articles they authored or co-authored that would otherwise be locked behind publishers' paywalls.
Opting for "open": four faculty perspectives