Open Access Policies

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, and the Mailman School of Public Health have adopted open access policies. They call for faculty members and officers of administration to make their research articles freely available to the public through online repositories, such as Academic Commons, Columbia’s open access digital repository.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Effective June 1, 2011.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Effective March 1, 2011.

Mailman School of Public Health

Effective May 1, 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about the policies.

Open Access Policy Template

Download a template you can use to create an open access policy for your department, school, or center at Columbia.

Journal Policies on Self Archiving

Geoscience Journals

Standard publication agreements offered by many top geoscience journals are compatible with the open access policy.

Useful Links for Authors

Academic Commons Self-Deposit Form Deposit the appropriate version of your article in Academic Commons.

Academic Commons Search for your deposited articles and browse other content in Columbia's online repository.

Academic Commons FAQ Learn more about Academic Commons services, the deposit process, and formatting content.

Copyright Advisory Office Find answers to your questions about publication agreements and managing your copyrights.