Open access insures that scholarly work will be broadly disseminated and discovered. Open access publishing is a model for the communication of research and scholarship with the following characteristics:
- In digital form
- Available via the Internet
- Freely available to users
UT services to encourage open access to research produced by University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty, staff, and students
- Trace, Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange, is a University of Tennessee digital archive that showcases and preserves published and unpublished works by faculty, departments, programs, research centers, and institutes. Free online access via Trace makes UT research, scholarship, and public service easily discoverable anywhere in the world.
- University of Tennessee Open Publishing Support Fund supports publishing in open access peer-reviewed journals.
- University of Tennessee Faculty Senate Resolution on Scholarly Publishing, May 2006
- University of Tennessee Faculty Senate Minutes, May 2006
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville Student Government Association - The Student Statement on The Right to Research
Funding Agency Requirements
In a policy memo release February 22, 2013, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a directive to each Federal agency with more than $100 million in annual research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public (i.e., open) to research results funded by the Federal Government. The UT Libraries will help the campus research community comply with future guidelines.
In addition, these funding agencies currently require public access to some research results:
- Autism Speaks
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm
- Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation
- World Bank