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Open Access and Scholarly Communication: Home

Information about Open Access publishing, vetting journals, finding funding, and more.


The goal of the global open access (OA) movement is to use the Internet to provide free access to scientific knowledge and the digital tools used to advance it.

In this guide you will find information about the basics of OA and the many areas of the movement, such as Open Science and Open Data. This guide also contains information which can help you navigate the current scholarly communications landscape. 

The box below contains recent news articles relating to OA and scholarly communications.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please email Prof. Chris Barnes, Digital Publishing Librarian.

News in Open Access

Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) gets major NSF grant

IOI Receives $299,454 from National Science Foundation to Investigate “Reasonable Costs” for Public Access to US Federally Funded Research and Scientific Data.

Invest in Open Infrastructure

OA Monographs: A Call to Action

By Brundy et al., The Scholarly Kitchen, September 20, 2023

Call to action

German science organizations strike open-access deal with Elsevier

By Gretchen Vogel, Nature, September 9, 2023

Open access to research can close gaps for people with disabilities

By B. Swenor and JR Rizzo, Stat, September 6, 2022

Open lock amidst closed locks