The University of Liège plays a key role within the Open-Access movement at a national and international scale, in particular thanks to its strong institutional policy.
Since 2007, ULiège has applied an institutional mandate regarding obligatory submissions for its open archive, ORBi. This mandate, updated in 2014, involves:
- an obligation to upload references for all ULiège members’ publications to ORBi;
- an obligation to upload the full text of all scientific articles published by ULiège members since 2002 to ORBi, as soon as it is accepted by the publisher;
- considering only references for publications that have been uploaded to ORBi for internal review by researchers.