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This site provides information on many areas of the changing nature of scholarly communication.
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Open Access in a Nutshell

What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about.

Discovery Tools

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    Find open access journals by title and subject. Some content is searchable.
    Directory of permissions for journal copyright transfer agreements.
  • Creative Commons
    Provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry.
  • OAIster
    Searches open archive resources harvested by the Open Archives Initiative, including digitized articles, data sets, multimedia, and more.

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Rising journal prices, public access mandates, and the impact of the Internet on the exhange of information are all rapidly changing the world of scholarly communication. The links below provide an overview and history of Open Access and related issues that affect research and publication.


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