Open Access to Research Articles | An Initiative at the University of Washington
"The University of Washington is ready to join the global movement to make scholarly knowledge publicly available. The university’s cutting edge research products—especially academic journal articles—should be available for the benefit of all, not hidden in subscription journals and locked behind paywalls. Instead, an Open Access policy at the UW would make it easy for researchers to deposit their research in a free, open database called an institutional repository. This collective, non-coercive repository would comprehensively archive the research output of UW researchers in one place and make it available to the public on the Internet free of charge. The University of Washington must join Harvard, MIT, the University of California system, the National Institutes of Health, and other world-class institutions in formalizing its institutional repository—and benefiting from proven higher impact, increased citations, and wider collaboration. With the support of students and faculty in the ASUW, GPSS, and Faculty Senate, the University of Washington can makes its research available to the world. Use this website to learn more about Open Access, how it could benefit the UW, and the student team behind UW’s proposal. We welcome your questions, thoughts, and suggestions. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a comment form to get in touch ..."