Recommendations for universities

  • Have your library establish an Institutional Repository (IR) with necessary resources and support to pursue optimal communication and promotion
  • Develop an Open Access or publishing policy
  • From a Pasteur4OA Open Access global policy analysis conducted in 2015, the following three OA policy recommendations were made for higher IR deposits:
    1. Mandate researchers to deposit
    2. Do not allow the waiving of deposits
    3. Link IR content to research evaluation
  • Encourage researchers to publish in Open Access journals or books. See DOAJ for a reliable journal list or see DOAB for a recent list of Open Access books.
  • Establish an Open Access publication fund for covering article processing charges (APCs)