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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Policies for Submissions

Who Can Submit

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of SIO. Please be sure that the publication is ready for public distribution when you submit it. Publications may be revised or withdrawn, and your kindness is appreciated in submitting only critical revisions.

Rights and Permissions

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

Tenure track faculty may be able to rely on the UC Open Access Policy instead of, or in addition to, their publication agreement. Read more at:

If you are publishing your submission elsewhere, that publisher may give you a publishing contract assigning exclusive publishing rights to them. To avoid conflict with your own interest in publishing it on the Repository, insert the following stipulation into your contract:

I hereby transfer to [publisher or journal] all rights to sell or lease the text (on-paper and on-line) of my paper [paper title]. I retain the right to distribute it for free for scholarly/scientific purposes, in particular, the right to self-archive it publicly online on the University of California eScholarship site.

How to Submit

Click on "Submit a Paper" to review the submission procedure.