Open Access Week 2020
Open Access Week raises international awareness of access issues in published scholarly research. This year's theme is: "Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion"
Look to hear from us in the Continuum during OA Week!
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To learn more about open access, visit our Open Access Overview pages (note the navigation bar on the left!).
To learn more about our partnerships that cover the full article processing charge (APC) or offer a discount, see our Current Investments in Open Access page.
To learn more about how to assess a publisher or journal, visit our Assessing publishers and conferences page.
How to find open access literature:
- Unpaywall and the OA Button find legal, OA versions of articles
- Directory of Open Access Journals can help you find open access journals in your discipline
How to make your own work openly available:
- Check out Approaches to Open Access Publishing
- Learn how to Manage Your Rights to your own scholarship.
Make your articles open access
- Publish in a fully open access journal. Check the Directory of Open Access Journals. Many do not charge author fees.
- Create an all-open journal. U Libraries Publishing is one host of OA journals and other innovative dynamic content.
- Publish in a subscription journal that allows you to post a version online. Check Sherpa Romeo to see which version you can post.
- Publish in your favorite journal and retain rights to share publicly. An author’s addendum is an easy way to negotiate your publication agreement. Find more information at z.umn.edu/knowyourrights.
- Share your articles online in a scholarly repository. Use the U’s University Digital Conservancy and/or a disciplinary repository such as arxiv.org or AgEcon Search.
- Learn about the UMN Open Access policy. This policy creates some additional options that authors may invoke for sharing.
Make your books open access
- Publish your book open access. The University of Minnesota Press and other scholarly publishers have innovative options for OA books. CLA authors can apply for OA monograph funding through TOME.
- Publish your book open access with the Libraries. U Libraries Publishing publishes open monographs and open textbooks.
- Reclaim rights and republish your older monographs.Authors have a few options to reclaim their rights and make older/out-of-print books available to expanded audiences through open publishing. Learn more from the Authors’ Alliance, or consult U Libraries Publishing.
Learn even more about open access!