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Publishing in an Open Access Journal

Publishing in an open access journal is one way of making your work openly accessible. Hybrid journals are another option. If publishing in an hybrid journal, you may be able to use grant money, or other funds that you have access to through your place of employment (institution, department, company), to pay a fee to ensure that your article is open access. Some examples of hybrid open access are: iOpenAccess by Taylor Francis, Online Open by Wiley, or Sage Open by Sage. For a full list visit Publishers with Paid Options for Open Access from SHERPA/RoMEO.

Adapted from Gordon Aamot's, Liz Bedford's and Maryam Fakouri's Open Access Research Guide from the University of Washington Research Guides

Depositing in a Repository

Another way of making your work open is by depositing in an open access repository, either institutional or disciplinary. Via Sapientiae is the institutional repository at DePaul. To submit your research work, please use the following link.

Assigning a Creative Commons License

A third option for making your work openly accessible is by assigning your creative work one of the following Creative Commons licenses that vary with respect to the type of rights they provide to the users. More information on Creative Commons licenses is available here.

Making Your Data Openly Available

Please visit the Research Data Management Guide for more information on how to share your data, make it openly available, and create a data management plan.

Institutional Repositories

Academic libraries are often involved in the creation and management of institutional repositories that focus on preserving and disseminating the scholarship produced by their institution’s faculty and students.

Disciplinary Repositories

Disciplinary repositories perform the same sorts of services as institutional repositories, but for scholars within particular disciplines or groups of disciplines. Examples include: