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Trinity University's Open Access Policy for Faculty

Learn about our OA policy, guidelines for negotiating with publishers, and depositing your scholarship in the Digital Commons

Open Access at Trinity

Recognizing that the widespread dissemination of scholarly works is fundamental to the mission of the academy, the Trinity University Faculty Senate passed an Open Access policy on October 23, 2009. Under the policy, each faculty member grants to the University a non-exclusive license to their scholarly articles in order to make those articles freely available via the Institutional Repository.

Trinity University Open Access Policy


What is "Open Access?"

Open Access refers to unrestricted online access to creative work or scholarship. These works are available to anyone in the world with an internet connection and a web browser. Payment is not required to access content.

What is an "open access policy"?

Open access policies allow universities to make research and scholarship more accessible to scholars, educators, policymakers, and citizens around the world. 

What does the policy do?

This policy will allow you to make your manuscripts freely and legally accessible.

What are the benefits of the policy?

Open Access increases the visibility and impact of scholarship. Articles in the Digital Commons are cataloged, preserved, indexed and collocated, bringing individual and institutional scholarship together in on place. 


How do i comply with the policy? It's easy!

The easiest way to comply with the policy is to deposit a copy of your work in the institutional repository, the Digital Commons@Trinity where the work will be stored, preserved, and made freely available. 

To deposit your work, please email a copy of your final manuscript to Jane Costanza, at the time of acceptance. The author's final manuscript is the version which has been peer-reviewed but has not yet been formatted by the publishers (usually a Word document). 

When signing a copyright agreement with the publisher, you may notify them of Trinity's Open Access policy by sending them a link to it.

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