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New guidelines explicitly codify open science as a core criteria in tenure and promotion review.

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In a huge step forward for open access at the university, the Department of Psychology has adopted new guidelines that explicitly codify open science as a core criteria in tenure and promotion review. This change was spearheaded by department chair, Michael Dougherty.

Dougherty is quoted in the announcement saying “When you think about the goal and purpose of higher education and why we take these positions, it’s because we felt there… Continue


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At its meeting on April 6, 2022, University of Maryland's Senate voted to approve a new institutional policy that will advance equitable, open access to the University's research and scholarship. In alignment with the University's land-grant mission and its social justice values, the new policy, entitled "Equitable Access to… Continue


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Contract extension features open access option for UMD corresponding authors.

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The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries are pleased to announce that we have signed a one-year, cost neutral contract extension with Wiley in collaboration with the BTAA.  The agreement extends our existing Wiley Online Library Database Model contract, and includes a new Open Access (OA) option, as a… Continue


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Under this first read and publish agreement, university authors may publish without paying an article processing charge.

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The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries are pleased to announce that we have signed a cost neutral, three-year “Read and Publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) in collaboration with our consortial partner NERL (formerly known as NorthEast Regional Libraries). This is the first Read and Publish deal for the Libraries, and became effective 1 January 2022. Under this CUP Read and Publish… Continue


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During their November 5 meeting, the Graduate Student Government (GSG) passed a resolution officially endorsing the proposed policy on equitable access to scholarly research put forth by the University of Maryland Publishing, Access and Contract Terms (UMD PACT) group.

The policy, entitled Equitable Access to Scholarly Articles Authored by University Faculty… Continue


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You're invited to join UMD PACT at an upcoming open forum.

Equitable Access to Scholarly Articles Authored by UMD Faculty: A Proposed Campus Approach from the UMD PACT Working Group

Researchers and scholars at the University of Maryland are on the front lines, creating knowledge and developing innovative solutions to enhance the lives, well-being, and health of the planet and people across the world. Yet, what… Continue


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Open Access Week 2021

The theme for the 2021 International Open Access Week, October 25-31, is "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”

This year, all students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to participate in two virtual sessions on structural equity and open access in research and scholarly publishing. These events are sponsored by UMD PACT and the UMD Libraries. You can also view a list of … Continue


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TOME@UMD, a two-year pilot program of the national TOME initiative, is now accepting applications for three grants of up to $15,000 each that will sponsor the publication of open access, digital monographs by UMD faculty members. With a deadline of November 15, 2021, the… Continue


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Recommends Focusing on "Green" Open Access and Open Infrastructure for Sharing of Scholarly Information

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Read the full position paper below or download as a PDF.

UMD PACT Position Paper: Journal Subscriptions, "Big Deals," and Achieving Sustainable and Equitable Access to Scholarly Information

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  • Bundled journal subscriptions with commercial publishers… Continue

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Philip Cohen, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, provided an introduction to OSF: "Transparency in Research: Leveraging the Open Science Framework".

Click here to view this event which was hosted by UMD Libraries and introduced by Dean Adriene Lim.

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