Open Access Policy
September 2011; last revised January 2012
To avoid a conflicting transfer of copyright to the publisher and to protect yourself from breach of contract, you may attach an “author addendum,” available at http://www.princeton.edu/dof/policies/forms/misc_forms/ the sidebar on this page, to your agreement with a publisher. The addendum is specifically designed to deal with the prior license granted to the University. Instructions for using the addendum are provided with the “author addendum” on this website.
If you are an author of a peer-reviewed article that has arisen, in whole or in part, from NIH-funded research that is accepted for publication on or after September 19, 2011, you are also subject to the NIH Public Access Policy. For more information, please refer to http://libguides.princeton.edu/nih_public_access_policy.
Even without the attachment of an addendum, the license to Princeton will still have force unless it is waived for a particular article. Princeton’s policy contains a provision under which the Provost will waive or suspend application of this license for a particular article authored or co-authored by that faculty member. Faculty members may request a copyright waiver at http://www.princeton.edu/provost/copyright-waiver/.
In order to submit scholarly articles subject to Princeton University's Open Access Policy to the Open Access Repository, please click on this this link to access the online Open Access Form. If you have any questions about the form or about the Open Access Repository, please send e-mail to email@example.com.
Should you have any questions regarding the University’s Open Access or Copyright policy you are encouraged to contact the Office of the Dean of the Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org.