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Scholarly Communication and Open Access: Open Access

This guide provides news and resources about the changing scholarly communication landscape.

Best Resources for Open Access

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Open Access is about changing the way scholars share their work with the world.

Open Access means making research available on-line to the public to read and use free of charge and with as few restrictions as possible. Authors participating in open access, whether through self-archiving in an institutional repository or publishing in open access journals, often retain more rights to their work than those publishing in fee-based journals and enjoy the benefits of greater distribution to a more diverse audience.  The public, whose tax dollars contribute to federal research funding, benefits from having access to the best and most up-to-date information available, including medical research and scientific discoveries.


The Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide is maintained by Eleta Exline is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution--Share Alike 4.0 United States License.

Video: Open Access 101

A 3 minute introduction to Open Access.

Peter Suber on the Future of Open Access

Open Access Presentations