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Open Access at UNC Charlotte

The Library has been discussing Open Access (OA) with the Faculty Advisory Library Committee (FALC), with a mind to raising awareness of the chronic and financially unsustainable crisis in academic journals.
OA is a complex concept growing murkier by the day. If the FALC decides to take it up, it will be to advocate for a “green” version that carries no requirement for faculty to contribute to OA journals, does not effect promotion and tenure standards or procedures, and does not lead faculty to predatory journals that charge costly author fees and offer no editorial or peer review.