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Open Access

Boston University and Open Access

Open Access at Boston University

  • This is the central information point for open access information, policy, and activities at Boston University.
Boston University Open Access Policy-February, 2015
  • On February 11, 2015  the University Council ratified the new, opt-out open access policy.


  • Contains resources from a number of BU schools and colleges.

Who Owns An Idea?

  • Barbara Millen, School of Medicine professor and Chair of the Faculty Council’s Committee on Research Activities, Libraries, and Support Services, argues for an open access archive of BU scholarship.

University Council Approves Open Access Plan

  • BU Today article on University Council vote (Feb. 11, 2009) to support an open access system at Boston University.

Scholarship, Libraries, and Open Access Archiving Initiative

  • The University Council document supporting open access.
FAQ –  BU Open Access Policy
  • Information about the new open access policy.