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Open Access Organizations & Guides
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
SPARC is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
The Right to Research Coalition
The Right to Research Coalition currently includes 77 student organizations which have signed the Student Statement on the Right to Research. Collectively, Right to Research members represent nearly 7 million students internationally.
Library Publishing Directory
Highlights the publishing activities of college and university libraries, illustrating how these institutions are transforming and advancing scholarly communications.
Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)
The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) brings together representatives from North American universities with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies for the purpose of information sharing and support.
Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity with Signatories
Lists institutions that have signed a compact for open-access publishing equity. UC Merced is listed as establishing open-access funds compatible with the compact's underlying principles.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ is a comprehensive listing of reputable, fully open access journals. Open access journals do not charge individuals or institutions to access content, and allow users to download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of articles.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Provides access to peer-reviewed open access books from reputable academic publishers. Books may be downloaded free of charge or bound copies purchased from publishers.
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