Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy Resolution

This policy provides for scholarly journal articles to be made open access in the long term via the institution's digital repository, through grant of a license on the part of the faculty to Dartmouth  prior to publishing their work. Authors own the copyright to their work so can grant this prior license to the institution before they sign the copyright or license transfer to the publisher.  

It does NOT require faculty to publish in open access journals. Faculty continue to send their work to whatever journals they choose.

The policy was approved by the Thayer School of Engineering in March 2013, by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences in April 2015, and the Faculty of the Geisel School of Medicine in October 2015.The faculties of Arts and Sciences, Thayer School of Engineering,and the Geisel School of Medicine have voted to make their scholarship available to anyone in the world through the Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy.

Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy

FAQ: Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy

Dartmouth's Open Access Timeline

Open Access Policy and Institutional Repository Relationship: Diagram

Learn more about the Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy, Author Rights, and Open Access Publishing from the Scholarly Publishing & Communication Research Guide and the Scholarly Communication Lab at Dartmouth.