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Open Access Publishing

Directory of Open Access Journals
A directory of peer reviewed journals organized by Lund University Libraries.

Registry of Open Access Repositories
A listing of both disciplinary and institutional repositories.

UA Campus Repository
University of Arizona's digital repository that facilitates access to the research, creative works, publications and teaching materials of the University by collecting, sharing and archiving content selected and deposited by faculty, researchers, staff and affiliated contributors.

A collection of digital repositories for locating data on a certain topic or for adding a repository to the list to increase visibility.

Open Access Directory
A growing wiki maintained by the open access community that features relevant lists and other resources.

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
A major international statement on open access that emerged in 2003 and resulted in worldwide support from hundreds of research organizations and sponsors as well as an annual conference among the global open access community.

Sherpa publisher copyright policies and self-archiving
Summarizes the permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.

Proposals for Action

Open Doors and Open Minds: What faculty authors can do to ensure open access to their work through their institution
A SPARC/Science Commons White Paper

Create Change
A resource for faculty and librarian action to reclaim scholarly communication.

Public Library of Science
Scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Creative Commons
Alternative licensing schemes that promote "some rights reserved" 

Copyright & Other Intellectual Property Issues

University of Arizona Libraries' Copyright Guide

Alternative Publishing/ Copyright Agreements


Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC )

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Issues in Scholarly Communication

ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit

Further Reading

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition



Last modified: January 10, 2017