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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Policies for Submissions

Who Can Submit

The Center for Educational Development and Research (ED&R) at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLAonly publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of DGSOM ED&R. For additional information, please contact


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the author agreement. Once we recieve your submission, we will email you an electronic author agreement. IMPORTANT: This document must be returned before we will make your paper publicly available. If you have any questions regarding this process, please email