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Open Access at Brockport

Open Access for Journal Articles Senate Policy

Open Access Policy Approved by College Senate 4/16/2018; 2 Year Review 5/2020

The Faculty of SUNY Brockport, State University of New York, is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. For each manuscript deposited in the institutional repository, the author grants to SUNY Brockport, State University of New York, nonexclusive permission to make available that article for the purpose of open access.

The policy will apply to scholarly articles published while the person is a member of the Faculty except for articles completed before the adoption of this policy and articles for which the Faculty member has entered into an incompatible licensing agreement.

After an article is published by the primary academic publisher, each faculty member agreeing to deposit their work in the institutional repository will make available an electronic copy of their full-text, peer-reviewed article at no charge to Drake Memorial Library. 

Drake Memorial Library will make the scholarly article available to the public in an open-access repository, respecting all embargoes and restrictions by the primary academic publisher. Drake Memorial Library will be responsible for resolving disputes concerning interpretation and application of the policy and recommending changes to the Faculty. The policy will be reviewed after two years with a report presented to the College Senate.

Drake Memorial Library will provide the service that makes the policy as convenient for the Faculty as possible (e.g., conducting due diligence regarding embargoes, providing metadata, ensuring inclusion in Brockport faculty bibliographies, etc.).


The policy for SUNY Brockport is adapted in part from Open Access policies at other schools including SUNY Stony Brook, MIT, etc.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024 3:38 PM