Understanding Open Access
A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access by Peter Suber
What Faculty can do to Support Open Access?
A service of the Library that offers open access to the collected scholarship and creative works of Fairfield University faculty, students and staff. Learn more: http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu
Want to find out what your favorite journal's open access policy is? Search for the journal title in SHERPA/RoMEO to find out what you are permitted to do with your article post-publication.
Green: archive pre-print, post-print or publisher's PDF
Blue: post-print (final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's PDF
Yellow: pre-print (pre-refereeing)
White: Archiving not formally supported
Remember that you can ALWAYS ask to retain the right to self-archive your article!
Open Access Directories & Repositories
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Directory of peer-reviewed journals that operate with an open access model, ie articles are freely available to anyone.
Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)
Aggregates high-quality academic research by aggregating peer-reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.
Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)
The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world.
Open Humanities Press
Open Access Press that publishes peer-reviewed monographs and journals in the humanities.
Perseus Digital Library
Covers the history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman world.
Access to 791,125 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, and Statistics.
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Publishes seven peer-reviewed open-access journals in a variety of scientific disciplines.
The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and freshwater environments.
Social Science Research Network
Contains an abstract database (448,000 working papers) and an electronic paper collection (362,000 full text pdfs).
IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research
Contains 1,200,000 items, part of a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics, RePEc.
Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics (AgEcon)
Contains working papers, conference papers and journal articles in applied economics, including the subtopics of agricultural, consumer, energy, environmental, and resource economics.
Author's Rights Resources from Scholarly Publishing and Resources Coalition (SPARC)
SPARC Author Rights Initiative: Great starting place to explore author's rights issues.
Author Addendum - Legal instrument: The SPARC Author Addendum is a legal instrument that authors may use to modify their publisher agreements, enabling them to keep selected key rights to their articles, such as:
* Distributing copies in the course of teaching and research
* Posting the article on a personal or institutional Website
* Creating derivative works