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Open Access Publishing Resources: Open Access

Make informed decisions in publishing scholarly research.

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What is Open Access?

Budapest Open Access Initiative Definition of OA

“By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”

University Open Access Policies

More than 100 research universities and institutions in the United States have adopted open access policies. View the complete list or see a sample of individual institutional policies linked below.

Rising Cost of Academic Journals

Congressional Statment on Open Access

Open Access Government Legislation & Policies

The Open Access Citation Advantage

Research Funder Open Access Policies