An Institutional Rights Retention Strategy




Rights Retention Strategy, Open Access, Green Open Access, Academic Freedom, Institutional Policy, Norway, UiT The Arctic University of Norway


Prorector for research and development at UiT The Arctic University of Norway informs about the institution's new Open Access Policy, in which Rights Retention takes a prominent place. All authors employed by UiT retain the rights to their peer-reviewed manuscripts, which can now be uploaded and be made available without any embargo period in the institutional repository, Munin, regardless of the policies of the publisher. In case an individual author refuses, (s)he is free to opt out, but no publisher shall have the right to force her/him to not make a manuscript publicly available in green open access through the institution's open repository. The original Norwegian policy document ("Prinsipper og retningslinjer for åpen tilgang til vitenskapelige publikasjoner ved UiT") is available through the website; an English translation will follow soon at
First published online: January 12, 2021 

Author Biographies

Camilla Brekke, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Prorector for research and development, Professor at Department of Physics at UiT

Per Pippin Aspaas, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Head of Library research and publishing support, UiT



How to Cite

Brekke, C., & Aspaas, P. P. (2022). An Institutional Rights Retention Strategy. Open Science Talk, (40).