Is your journal asking for a waiver of the Duke Open Access Policy?

Some Duke authors are being asked by journal publishers to obtain a waiver from Duke’s Open Access Policy.  Duke’s Open Access policy does require that authors retain the rights to the article, including depositing the “final author’s version of the article” in the university repository.  Some journals object to having a copy deposited in the Duke repository, while others just want an assurance that the copy at Duke will not become public for a number of months after it is officially published. 

The Provost’s designee Kevin Smith (, 919.668.4451) can work with you on obtaining a waiver to the policy or ensuring that access to the copy you submit to Duke is delayed for the required number of months. 

Not aware of Duke’s Open Access policy?  A copy can be found on page 44 of the Duke Faculty Handbook with additional information and guidance on the Duke University Libraries Website.