Some institutions and funding bodies have created policies which reflect their stand on Open Access publishing. These policies can take many forms, from general statements of approval to mandates which require faculty and grantees to share their research openly. Iowa State does not mandate Open Access; however, the Iowa State Faculty Senate has recently passed an Open Access Resolution.
For more information on institutional policies regarding Open Access, a list of universities that have an Open Access policy can be found here. (Note: This information on this list may be delayed and may not capture every Open Access policy.)
Open Access policies are also put into place by funding agencies. These policies may require grant-funded research to be made openly available. This includes U.S. federal government agency mandates adopted as part of H.R. 3547.
Policies & Mandates Worldwide
The push for more openly accessible scholarship is progressing quickly on a worldwide level. A few examples of policies and mandates which have been adopted can be seen below:
National OA Policies
International OA Policies