To whom would the policy apply?
· All library faculty members.
Does this policy take the rights to my writing?
· No. The Open Access Policy grants a specific nonexclusive license to UIC . You still retain ownership and complete control of the copyright in your writings, subject only to this prior license. You can exercise your copyrights in any way you see fit, including transferring them to a publisher if you so desire. (However, if you do so, UIC would still retain its license and the right to distribute the article from its repository).
How do I comply with this policy and communicate to the publisher the rights I need to reserve to comply with the policy?
· The easiest way to comply with the policy and communicate the policy to the publisher is to use the CIC Addendum.
· Alternatives, such as editing the publishing contract can be found on the Author's Rights page of the Publishing and Scholarly Communication Guide.
What role does the CIC addendum play?
What if the publisher refuses to publish my article because of this prior license?
· You have a number of options. One is to obtain a waiver of the license under the policy. Alternatively, you can work to persuade the publisher that it should accept UIC’s non-exclusive license in order to be able to publish your article, or seek a different publisher.
Will this policy put junior or untenured faculty at a disadvantage because they need to publish in certain journals, which could be journals that won’t allow the authors to retain copyright?
· It won’t. The policy includes a waiver where on a case by case basis a faculty author can apply to opt out of the policy for a particular article.
How do I request a waiver of the Open Access Policy?
Does the policy apply to co-authored papers? How does the policy apply to papers with one or more co-authors outside of UIC?
What if I can tell from the Sherpa Romeo Website that the publisher will already allow me to immediately post the article on an institutional open-access repository? What if a publisher tells me I don’t need to use the addendum?
What if I applied for a waiver. Should I still put my article up in INDGIO?
If I have already submitted my articles to an open-access journal, should I still upload my article into INDIGO.
What if there is an embargo period? I don’t know if I will remember to post my article to INDGIO in 6 or 12 months?
How likely are Publishers to Agree to the CIC addendum?
What about my older publications that were published prior to the policy? Should my retrospective work also be submitted to INDIGO?
How do I upload my articles into INDIGO? Are there instructions that I can use.
Attribution: FAQ adopted from Open Access Policy Proposal – Frequently Asked questions – University of California and Policy FAQ from Harvard University.
The SHERPA RoMEO database provides a way to check publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving. Before submitting to a particular publisher, check here to see how you will be able to use your work before and after publication. For example, you can find out if you can post pre-prints (pre-refeered version) or post-prints (post-refeered version) in a publically accessible archive.