Open Access

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.

Why Open Access?

  • Academic authors can disseminate the results of their research more widely and increase the impact of their work.
  • Academic authors retain more control over their works, instead of signing all or most rights away to commercial publishers.
  • Results of taxpayer-funded research are more accessible to everyone.
  • An alternative to subscription-based scholarly journals, which have increased in price annually beyond the rate of inflation.

Where is it located?

Lab NEXT located on the third floor TFDL.

How does Libraries and Cultural Resources support Open Access?

How to comply with funder policies

Many research funders are requiring recipients to adhere to Open Access policies. We can assist you with compliance.

View funder Open Access policies

Open Access publishing & repositories

We offer a variety of services to help you communicate and self-archive your scholarly work. Storing your work in an Open Access system can help authors comply with funder mandates, provide a venue for student or non-traditional scholarship, and increase the readership for your work.

View repositories & publishing services


Our team members.

James Murphy



Look through commonly asked questions and answers

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