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Open Access at OSU

Benefits of Going Open

Manage your intellectual property

  • Retain certain or all copyrights instead of signing it away.
  • Maximizes the reach and impact of your work. Anyone anywhere in the world can read and cite you research.
  • Enhance the profile of institutions, researchers, and research programs.

Use alternative forms of publishing

  • Disseminate your work using open access platforms.
  • Take advantage of managing your journal through the library's publishing platform.
  • Enable appropriate access to published works, including primary data and educational resources.
  • Quicker dissemination of scholarly information helps propel faster advancements in science and scholarship and equates to more effective research.

Support sustainable scholarly communication

  •  Wield your influence with publishers.
  •  Promulgate society publishing best practices.
  •  Support publishing experiments and new business models.
  •  Support development infrastructure components, including institutional repositories, which will facilitate open access to scholarly information.

Comply with federal funders' Public Access Mandate requirements

  • Benefit by receiving more funding.
  • Major research institutions support legislation to public access to publicly funded research.
  • Increases returns on funders’ investments.

Use low-cost or free educational resources

  •  Proven to help improve student retention and success.
  •  Lowers the financial burden for students thus helping address the student debt problem.
  •  Create your own educational resources or easily adapt/modify while innovating pedagogy.

The content of this page was written by Librarians at The Claremont Colleges.