The following resources may also be of use when developing an institutional open access policy:
- ACRL’s Scholarly Communication Toolkit: Open Access Policies & Publishing
- Another useful guide is the Good Practices for University Open Access Policies (Berkman Klein Center, Harvard, regularly updated)
- Also useful and comprehensive: Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access (A. Swan, UNESCO, 2012)
The following are useful resources for institutions who have adopted a policy:
- Institutions may wish to join the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)
- Institutions should ensure their policy is included in the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP), which tracks both institutional and funder policies.
It should be noted that institutions can also demonstrate their support for open scholarship in other ways:
- By signing on to open access declarations such as the Jussieu Call for Open science and Bibliodiversity
- By investing in platforms and services that are part of the open scholarship infrastructure, e.g. via the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science (SCOSS) or Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI)
- By purchasing memberships with open access publishers that result in reductions in article processing fees (APCs) for the institution’s authors
- By moving away from the reliance on impact factors and other similar measures of prestige when assessing the value of publications for tenure and promotion (see DORA – San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment)
This work, the CARL Institutional Open Access Policy Toolkit, was developed by members of the CARL Advancing Research Committee and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.