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Open Access

"My research behind the pay wall is of no use." - Prateek Mahalwar, PhD. Candidate at the Max Plank Institute for Developmental Biology

Open Access Journals

Remember to choose journals carefully; see the Vetting OA Journals section of this guide for more information, or contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian for assistance.

Open Access Repositories

Publishing your work in an open access repository is an additional way to share your research.  Remember to comply with copyright and licensing restrictions when when publishing in a repository see our Guide to Copyright for more information.  Repositories are institutional, like Our Scholars' Mine, or discipline-specific.

Open Data Repositories

Sharing data is becoming increasingly important in research and is often mandated by funding agencies. Many discipline-specific repositories are both open access and accept research datasets.

Publisher Copyright Policies

What happens to your copyrights when you publish?  Every publisher has differing policies regarding self-archiving and your continued use of your published work.  This SHERPA/RoMEO database provides a searchable collection of publisher policies--check here first when deciding where to publish. Additional information about copyright is also available in our Library Guide to Copyright.