Take action now

  • Register for an ORCiD iD to begin managing your scholarly identity.
  • Deposit your work to make it openly accessible in the University Digital Conservancy.
  • Review your scholarly society's policies on open access and their prices.
  • Check the status of legislation on openness in research and education at the SPARC Advocacy site.
  • Invite your librarian to your department meeting to discuss scholarly communications issues.

Take further action

  • Before publishing your next work, investigate whether the publisher's practices match your goals and values.
  • Prioritize making your next publication open access.
  • Negotiate the publishing agreement to retain more of your rights, or use SHERPA/RoMEO to identify publishers with enlightened copyright policies.
  • Volunteer as a peer reviewer for open-access journals.
  • Encourage your professional society to create competitors to expensive journals.
  • Advocate for promotion & tenure policies supporting publication in high quality, open access works.

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