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Open access publishing

Open access publishing information for Stanford University researchers.

Open Access Policy Waivers

Although the vast majority of journal publishers do not require authors to opt out of Stanford's Open Access Policy as a condition of publication, Stanford Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communications can waive the application of the policy to specific articles upon request and provide a formal letter documenting the waiver for a journal publisher. Note that if you elect to waive application of the Open Access Policy, your rights to distribute and reuse your article will be limited by the publication agreement you make with the relevant journal. 

Request a Policy Waiver

To waive or opt out of Stanford's Open Access Policy for a particular article, email the Office of Scholarly Communications with the article title and the name of the journal in which it has been or will be published.