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Digital Commons: Open Access Policies for Graduate Work

Access Options for Graduate Students

Following the policies established by the UW Graduate School and the UW Libraries, the UW Tacoma Digital Commons offers graduate students several access options for their work.

Publication Options Period Who has access to your work during embago period?
Immediate Open Access (chosen by most students)
NA Anyone via the Web
UW-only Access during Restricted
Access Period, followed by Open Access
1, 2 or 5 years
Only UW faculty and students and on-site users of UW Libraries
No Access during Restricted Access Period, followed by Open Access
1 year
Not accessible to anyone