This policy aims to protect your rights so you can share your work openly.
This policy does not require you to publish in specific journals or share your research against your wishes.
You do not transfer copyright with this policy. You grant the University a nonexclusive license.
There is a no-questions-asked waiver provision built into the policy's language.
With this policy, you will be able to
If you have any questions, the Libraries are here to help. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a list of peer institutions with similar rights retention ("Harvard style") policies and their adoption dates.
Find a complete list of institutions with Harvard-style policies at Good practices for university open-access policies.
The URI Open Access Policy LibGuide, by the University of Rhode Island, and Author Frequently Asked Questions, by Harvard Library's Office for Scholarly Communication, used under CC BY, modified with thanks. With additional thanks to Anneliese Taylor and Richard Schneider, and the Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, University of California, San Francisco Academic Senate (May 2012), for permission to reuse their FAQs and additional policy-related materials.