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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



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About this Guide

This library guide on open access is designed with the needs of Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty, students and staff in mind. Open access is complex, and every member of our campus community needs to understand the basics.

The Library provides open access assistance to all faculty, students and staff at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. To receive assistance contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian by phone or email or visit the library service desk during our business hours. Additional services available include classroom presentations, consultations, workshops, and customized seminars or presentations. 


Nothing on this guide is to be construed as legal advice. These pages are intended to provide information and guidance in the application and use of open access principles and practices.


Scholarly Communication: Open Access: UC OA Policy,, 2016

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Nancy Messina, Outreach Librarian here at the Missouri University of Science and Technology for her helpful advise. 

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