Why does the policy only apply to journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers?

Business models and publishing practices vary across different forms of scholarly outputs. The policy applies specifically to journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers because they are a) central to the scholarly process; and b) they do not tend to be royalty-generating forms of scholarship. The policy does not apply to textbooks and monographs since they may generate royalties and present different challenges with regards to intellectual property ownership. It does not apply to data because there are different policies and implications related to sharing data. While the policy applies to journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, Western scholars are encouraged to make open access all their scholarly works. 

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