Open Access Policy Template Now Available

If your department or school is considering adopting an open access policy, visit the Open Access Policy Template page. You can now download the policy language that both the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Columbia Libraries/Information Services use for their open access policies. This language can be applied to any unit of Columbia University and can be adopted for use at other institutions.

Along with the template, on this page you will find links to:

  • frequently asked questions about the policy and about open access;
  • information about open access policies at peer institutions;
  • related resources.

And if your Columbia department or school approves an open access policy, be sure to let us know! The Libraries/Information Services will support implementation of your policy and help make complying with the policy easy for faculty and staff. We will also introduce you to Columbia's digital repository, Academic Commons, and the services it provides to scholars and researchers at Columbia.