Rights Retention Policy

“UiO has adopted the introduction of an institutional rights retention policy (IRRP). The rights retention policy has effect from and including 1.1. 2023, and applies to manuscripts submitted to scholarly journals after this date.

Main points of the rights retention policy:

Ensures that UiO’s authors retain rights to share and use their accepted manuscript version (AAM) freely.
UiO has a non-exclusive right to make all scholarly articles authored by students and staff associated with the institution available with a CC BY 4.0 license in UiO’s research archive, currently DUO.
Employees and students who wish to opt out of this have the opportunity to apply for exemptions for individual articles. Applications are sent in a separate web form and do not need to be substantiated.
The Rector is legally responsible for interpreting the rights policy and for resolving any disputes about its interpretation and application.
UB processes uploads from Cristin and makes them available in the research archive, as well as processes applications for exceptions for individual articles….

The requirement for full and immediate open access to scientific publications cannot be met without a rights retention policy which ensures that articles published in closed journals are also self-archived in the institutional research archive (the green track).

The rights retention policy makes it possible to fulfill the current Open Access policy (#2): “All members of staff employed by UiO after 4 July 2013 shall undertake to do their best to ensure that scientific articles deposited into the institutional repository can be made openly available as soon as possible.”

Institutional rights policy ensures that all UiO authors retain rights to AAM so that this can be uploaded to Cristin and made available in UiO’s research archive, at the same time as the article is published by the journal. In this way, the requirements for immediate open access are met, while at the same time UiO ensures that researchers can freely choose the publication channel….”

News – The University of Oslo joins OLH LPS model

“We are very pleased to announce that the University of Oslo has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Oslo (Norwegian: Universitetet i Oslo), until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University (Norwegian: Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet), is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The university was established in 1813, when the city after which it is named was still just a provincial town called Christiania. Since then it has made academic breakthroughs in law, science (especially maritime science) and played a key role in Norway’s liberation from Denmark. The university constitutes Norway’s largest research institution comprising eight faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and Education. It offers over 800 courses, all taught in English, with 40 Master’s degree programmes also taught in English. Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the university. They include chemist Odd Hassel, economist Ragnar Frisch and Ivar Giæver, an electrical engineer who worked on electron tunnelling and biophysics.

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee….”