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Individual Equitable Access License

As an affiliate of University of Maryland, you may participate in our efforts to provide equitable access to research and scholarship. Although the Equitable Access Policy applies only to UMD faculty, all members of our community may adopt an Individual Equitable Access License. Under the terms of the individual license, affiliates agree to grant non-exclusive rights to all eligible scholarly articles to UMD and to deposit the author approved manuscripts for these works to UMD Libraries, under the same terms as the faculty policy.

Because UMD faculty are already covered by the Equitable Access License through the university-wide Policy, the individual equitable access license is for non-faculty researchers, including administrators and other staff members, postdoctoral researchers and instructors, fellows, and students.
The license works best when authors sign it before they sign publishing contracts. For that reason, and because it permits waivers for any given work, we encourage interested authors to sign the open-access license soon, or before they publish their next scholarly article.

No. Authors only need to sign the license once for the rest of their career at University of Maryland, not once per paper. The license is valid for as long as the author is affiliated with UMD.

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