Q. How will the Open Access Policy affect the promotion & tenure review process?
The Policy should help faculty in their bid for promotion and tenure. Studies show a large citation advantage for open access articles ranging from 45% to over 500%. The availability of articles in Scholars Archive will make it easier for peers and administrators to access and evaluate the body of a particular UAlbany author's work. And, if an important journal will not cooperate with the Policy, a UAlbany author can rely on the no-questions asked waiver option to publish in their journal of choice.
For more information, SPARC Europe maintains a list of studies on whether or not there is a citation advantage for Open Access articles.
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