The OSU Faculty Senate unanimously passed an Open Access Policy in June 2013.
From the policy: "In recognition of Oregon State University’s land-grant mission, the Faculty is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In addition to the public benefit of such dissemination, this policy is intended to serve faculty interests by promoting greater reach and impact for articles. The policy directs faculty to submit an electronic copy of the accepted (post-peer review, pre-typeset) manuscript of their articles to OSU Libraries for dissemination via the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository."
Depositing your research to ScholarsArchive@OSU and making it available open access is a simple process that takes no more than a couple minutes. Check the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services Open Access Policy page for details about depositing your article or getting a waiver from the policy. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
As part of this year's Open Access Week activities Oct. 21-25, the OSU Libraries & Press is hosting a presentation by Dr. Peter Binfield on emerging Open Access models and Alt Metrics at 11-12:30 Friday Oct. 25 in the 2nd FL Valley Library Rotunda. Dr. Binfield is a physicist, Alt Metrics advocate, and co-founder of PeerJ, a new Open Access journal in Biological and Medical Sciences that employs innovative publishing and economic models as an alternative to article processing fees. Prior to his work with PeerJ, Binfield managed PLOS ONE, the largest Open Access journal in the world. This year's OSU Libraries & Press Open Access Hall of Fame inductees, Kevin Ahern, Marit Bovbjerg and Rich Carter, will also be awarded at the event.
The lecture will be streamed live beginning at 11:15 am at: http://live.oregonstate.edu/.
This presentation should be of interest to authors and editors interested in the future of publishing, open access and new article-level impact measures. We hope you'll attend and we encourage you to pass word of the lecture along to faculty and students who might be interested in these topics.