The University of North Texas (UNT) was the first public institution in the state of Texas to implement a policy in support of Open Access. The UNT Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly to support the policy on March 9, 2011, and the policy was approved by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on February 1, 2012. The UNT Faculty Senate unanimously approved revisions to the policy on November 8, 2017, and September 8, 2021, and the current version went into effect on December 22, 2021. See the current version.
The policy offers UNT Scholarly Works as an archive of record for the products of research and scholarly endeavor at the university. It recognizes the university’s responsibility to the larger society and encourages faculty to make their work publicly available to ensure the public trust in the university’s activities, and to increase access and visibility for their work.
The University of North Texas is a proud member of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, which brings together representatives of North American universities with Open Access policies.