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OU-Norman Open Access Policy


OU-Norman’s Open Access Policy allows faculty to legally share their scholarly articles, making them available for anyone to read. 

The policy was adopted by the OU-Norman Faculty Senate on May 8, 2023 and approved by the Senior Vice President and Provost on August 15, 2023.

Policy implementation is ongoing.  Please continue to check here for updates.


What the policy IS

The policy ensures faculty can share their scholarly articles

What the policy ISN'T

The policy does not require faculty to share their work, transfer their copyright, or publish in specific journals

What the policy DOES

The policy enables faculty to share the final accepted version or OA version of their scholarly articles; upon request, faculty may receive an automatic waiver from the policy for individual articles


Learn about the policy

Why OU authors choose to make their work open access