On March 22, 2018, the SUNY Board of Trustees passed an Open Access Policy and System Repository Resolution put forward by Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson.
The resolution instructs all SUNY campuses to adopt “an open access policy that recognizes each campus’s unique
mission and culture by no later than March 31, 2020”.
On February 6, 2017, Stony Brook University became the first SUNY campus to adopt an open access policy. The SBU Open Access Policy leverages Green Open Access, allowing SBU authors to retain their copyright, publish in the journals of their choice, and share their final peer-reviewed article drafts in an open access repository.
The University Libraries Center for Scholarly Communication oversees the implementation and management of the policy, and provides the SBU Academic Commons, our open access scholarly repository, is provided to SBU authors for sharing their scholarship, research and data.