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Posted: Monday, March 15, 2021

Open Access Faculty Scholarship

Self-archiving is the practice of making digital versions of your research available online through a subject, or institutional repository. Sometimes called green open access, this process helps disseminate your research to a wider audience. 

In March 2018, the SUNY Board of Trustees passed an Open Access Policy and System Repository Resolution?that called on each campus to create its own open access policy. The Buffalo State College Senate passed a resolution supporting open access in February 2020. That resolution states: 

In agreement with the SUNY chancellor’s “Campus Open Access Policies and System Repository Resolution,” Buffalo State College faculty recognize the importance of disseminating their research broadly, promoting equitable access to their scholarly output, and ensuring the long-term preservation of their work. In support of these goals, faculty choose to make their scholarly journal articles available in the Buffalo State Repository (Digital Commons) or another open access repository.  

E. H. Butler Library commits to providing the necessary ancillary services related to this policy. After an article is accepted for publication, faculty who choose to deposit their work in the Buffalo State Repository can provide the library with an electronic copy of their full-text, peer-reviewed article manuscript and the library will deposit it, respecting any restrictions imposed by academic publisher licensing agreements.  

This policy places no restrictions or conditions on the journals in which faculty publish; journal selection is entirely up to each faculty member. This policy applies to articles published by current faculty after the effective date of this policy. 

Butler Library creates department-level collections to host self-archived research in Digital Commons, Buffalo State’s institutional repository. Some faculty members have already taken advantage of this method of self-archiving: 

Please e-mail a librarian if you are interested in having Digital Commons host your self-archived scholarship.

Submitted by: Joseph W. Riggie
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