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About the UP Open Scholarship Programme
The UP Open Scholarship Programme has the following objective:
To change scholarship practice at UP towards becoming an Open Scholarship institution with these characteristics
  1. Theses and dissertations are available online and open access based on a policy of mandatory submission
  2. Research and conference papers are available online and open access and researchers actively contribute based on a policy of mandatory submission
  3. Researchers and students actively use open access material
  4. Researchers publish in available open access journals and the institution has policy and financial support in place for that
  5. Researchers actively manage the copyright of their publications, inter alia with addenda to their contracts or using Creative Commons contracts, and the necessary policy exists
  6. Publications from the institution's press/publishing house are available in open access based on policy
  7. The institution publishes its own online open access journals OR provides infrastructure and support for members of its community who are involved with society publishing
  8. Dissemination forms part of its publication strategies

Click here to view the Strategy Map for the programme
Click here to view the UP Open Access Scorecard

Recent documents about the programme

UP mandate Africa - SPARC
Open Scholarship and research reporting in tandem : creating more value by Elsabe Olivier
The open access mandate : a key element of open scholarship by Monica Hammes
Third generation balanced scorecards for libraries by Monica Hammes

The Open Scholarship programme is managed by the Open Scholarship Office in the Merensky Library on the Hatfield Campus.

The following four sub-programmes are in operation:

  • Mandated submission of research papers (openUP)
  • Mandated submission of theses and dissertations (UPeTD)
  • Collaboration with Dept Research and Innovation Support on the Research Report
  • Advice and facilitation of open access journal initiatives on campus
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