Guide to Making Your Publications OA

I have done two in-person workshops on this topic in the last year and thought that a brief little guide to the main resources would be helpful.

Sooo, here it is:

Making your publications open access: Resources to assist researchers and librarians

http://crln.acrl.org/content/74/9/473.full

From the introduction:

“It has now been more than a decade since the Budapest Open Access Initiative coined the term open access (OA) and united a movement to free scholarly literature from access barriers. Incredible progress has been made in this time with the launching of thousands of OA journals, open repositories, and mandates from institutions, funders, and various levels of government in countries around the world. The momentum only seems to be increasing in recent years. OA is now considered to be inevitable, with one prediction estimating that it will be the dominant model for scholarly literature in the next decade.1

This guide is intended to be a practical tool to help busy researchers, and the librarians who support them, make the transition to OA. The focus herein is on freely available online resources that will assist in making research publications OA; the closely associated, and rapidly growing, area of research data is beyond the scope of this column.”

Access the full article HERE.

I also maintain a tab on the online guide for the workshop series HERE.