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Open Access

Open Access

New! DigitalCommons@Fairfield

A service of the Library that offers open access to the collected scholarship and creative works of Fairfield University faculty, students and staff.

How Open Access Empowered a 16-Year-Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough


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!

Author's Rights Resources from Scholary Publishing and Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Open Access Directories & Repositories




    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.

  • Aquatic Commons
    The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments .

Social Sciences

  • 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.