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Open Access: OA at VT

This guide introduces open access, describes how researchers can make their work open access, and describes support for open access publishing provided by the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

OA Events at VT

Open Access Week is an internationally observed event in late October that Virginia Tech has marked since 2012 with a keynote address, panels, and workshops. 

Workshops through PDN on open access-related topics occur year-round.


Open Projects We Support

In addition to our Open Access Fund, the University Libraries provide direct financial support for open access content and infrastructure.

Stay Informed About OA at VT

Open Access Services at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech and Institutional Policies

Virginia Tech now has an open access policy which will go into effect on July 1, 2021 as an update to Policy 13000.  All Virginia Tech authors are covered (faculty, staff, and students).  The policy was approved by the Board of Visitors on March 22, 2021.   The working group is now planning implementation and outreach for the policy.  Questions can be sent to

The Graduate School policy on electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) requires open access (with an embargo option).  In 1997, Virginia Tech became the first university in the world to require ETDs.

See Virginia Tech's Policy on Intellectual Property (Policy 13000) and Ownership and Control of Research Results (Policy 13015)

Institutional Repository Manager

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Philip Young
(540) 231-8845
Newman Library, Room 423


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