Open Access Agreements and Licenses

Research institutions and consortia are adopting methods to support open access repositories in the context of their licensing agreements with publishers. These agreements currently take the form of:

  • Licensing language that allows authors and/or institutions to retain rights to deposit copies of publications in open access repositories
  • Agreements with publishers for direct deposit into repositories (see also COAR Guidelines for Assessing Publisher Repository Services)

Completed Work and Publications

Information about the former Open Access Agreements and Licenses Task Force is available here.

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