Open Access at Georgia Tech

The Open Access Policy at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is committed to disseminating our research and scholarship as widely as possible. To that end, the Faculty passed the Georgia Tech Open Access Policy, which took effect Jan 1, 2013 and is incorporated into the faculty handbook. 

Faculty can use this policy to make their work openly available, no matter where they publish.

Find out how you can submit your work, or waive the policy.

Why Open Access?

Open Access means making the peer-reviewed scholarly work you produce accessible and with no charge to the public, and ideally with as few re-use restrictions as possible. There are several reasons Georgia Tech passed this Open Acces Policy.

  1. Alignment with Federal Policies: More and more agencies are requiring research to be made Open Access. Georgia Tech's OA Policy keeps us ahead of the curve.
  2. Shifting publishing landscape: Traditional paywalled publishing is becoming more expensive to access, and more and more publications are turning to more open models.
  3. Visibility to peers and fellow researchers: Open Access increases the likelihood that your scholarship will be accessible to those who need it and use it.
  4. Making Georgia Tech scholarship available to the public: Georgia Tech is committed to making the cutting edge research conducted here accessible to the public at large.