Open Access Policy Mandates
This page presents a compilation of organizations dedicated to the field of agriculture and related sciences that have adopted an open access mandate. It also includes other institutions, like universities, where agriculture is covered among other disciplines. This list is derived from the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP).
Institutional Open Access policy mandates are created and adopted by research organisations, funders or governments. These policies guide affiliated researchers to make their peer-reviewed scholarly publications accessible by depositing them in the organization’s institutional repository. Institutional policies can either be voluntary or mandatory. Mandatory policies have proven to be effective in increasing deposits to an organisation’s institutional repository.
In the agricultural domain, the CIARD movement established that ‘the lack of institutional, national, and international policies regarding access to information limits the effectiveness of agricultural research and innovation’. The Resources page in the Open Access section on this website provides toolkits and necessary resources for organisations to craft policies.
i) National Mandates
University of Muhammadiyah Malang
University of Porto
University of California
Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Universidad de Los Andes (ULA)
iii) Multi-institutional Mandates
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics-
iv) Sub-institutional Mandates
Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University: Library Faculty
Columbia University Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory
Brigham Young University Library
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Earth Institute at Columbia University
v) Thesis Mandates
The University of Melbourne
University of Guelph
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
vi) Funder Mandates
Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF),the Danish Council for Strategic Research, the Danish National Research Foundations,the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation, and the Danish Council for Technology and Innovation.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)