This form can be used to waive Southern Illinois University's Open Access Policy for a desired article. Many publishers' default copyright agreements allow open access posting of articles in a repository such as SIUE's SPARK. If your publisher does allow such use, we may follow up with you regarding your request and the options available to you to increase the visibility and reach of your scholarly and creative output.
Please note that receiving a waiver of the SIU Open Access Policy does not affect public access requirements from funders such as government agencies. If the article is subject to the 2008 NIH Public Access Policy, any policy developed as a result of the 2013 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum, or other funder requirements, those obligations cannot be waived. You must be sure to reserve rights sufficient to comply with any funder policies when you enter into a publication agreement for the article.