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Library - Open Access: Policies & Perspectives

Policies & Documents

Purpose of Policy

  • To increase the discoverability and visibility of scholarly outputs at UJ thereby increasing citations.
  • Ensure that through the assistance of the University the rights to scholarly outputs that might otherwise be signed away, often unnecessarily, in agreements with publishers are reserved.[1]
  • Ensure the participation of UJ scholars in global knowledge communities.
  • Ensure the preservation, transmission, and advancement of the knowledge production of the University's academic community.
  • Develop research capacity by contributing to accessible knowledge production, dissemination, and sharing.
  • To share the resources of the University more broadly with society to enhance social and economic development.