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Open Access at OSU

Open Access Publishing Support


OSU Libraries provides support for open access journal publishing and a variety of digital publishing projects: 

  • OSU and UO Libraries jointly established OJS@OregonDigital that handles the full cycle of open access journal publishing.

Slideshow about OJS@OregonDigital


Visit our Digital Publishing page for examples of open book publishing and online exhibits. 

Open Access Article Publishing Support

The Library does not currently provide funding to pay article processing charges for Open Access, except for articles that appear in PeerJ journals. If you'd like to deposit your article to the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository so that it is freely available to the world via Google Scholar and other databases, please do so here:


Oregon State University is a PeerJ Institutional Member, providing unlimited publishing with no additional fees for OSU-affiliated authors. If you submit to PeerJ with an OSU email (ending and are the Corresponding or Submitting author of the article, we will recognize you as eligible to publish using OSU's Annual Institutional Membership.

If you are affiliated with Oregon State University but have an alternative email, please email and we will handle your request.

PeerJ operates seven peer-reviewed journals and a preprint server, covering life, biology, medicine, environmental sciences, chemistry, and computer science.  All articles published in PeerJ are immediately and freely accessible on the web. OSU Libraries and Press are proud to offer OSU faculty and students coverage of APCs (article processing charges) for PeerJ in support of their open access publishing activities. 


OSU Libraries' institutional membership with MDPI automatically provides OSU authors with a 10% discount on article processing charges for MDPI journals, and discounts on book publishing charges. MDPI publishes open access journals and books in the sciences.

The MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) provides discounts on the APCs to authors from participating institutes. During submission of an article, the author can select and confirm the affiliation directly in their online system. The corresponding or leading authors of a paper must be associated with the listed institutes to benefit from the discount.

Full list of MDPI open access journals

Self-Archiving in the ScholarsArchive@OSU

Internationally and here in the US, a growing number of institutions are signing on to the concept of Open Access through OA Policies or Mandates which state that their researchers will make use of a local institutional repository to preserve their scholarly writings.  

In June 2013, the OSU faculty passed an open access policy that requires the deposit of articles to the ScholarsArchive@OSU open access institutional repository.  For help with faculty deposits, consult the ScholarsArchive User guide


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