Additional Resources

Open Access Publishing: A New Model Based on Centuries of Tradition by University of Washington Libraries
A brief introduction to open access publishing for librarians including supplementary links to related guides for librarians regarding open access support

Open Access Publishing by Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Services
Information on open access, funding, and how open access scholarship fits into the framework of academic publishing

Removing the Barriers to Research: An Introduction to Open Access for Librarians by Peter Suber

A detailed description of open access for librarians that digs into some of the deeper logistics of how open access publishing works in practice

Open access: The true cost of science publishing by Richard Van Noorden
A discussion about the ethics of publishing, including how open access quells some of
these ethical issues and the practicality of free access to journals

We’ve failed: Pirate black open access is trumping green and gold and we must change our approach by Toby Green
A discussion of current issues in the realm of open access publishing and prescriptions
of how to make improvements to current models

Open Access Overview: Focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles and their preprints by Peter Suber CC BY 3.0
Article providing definitions, initiatives, and discussion surrounding open access,
including discussions regarding journals, repositories, cost models, and public interest

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? By Stephen Buranyi
Article discussing the ethics of the traditional academic publishing model and its impact
on the propagation of new research and scientific discovery

Understanding Open Access: When, Why, & How to Make Your Work Openly Accessible by Lexi Rubow, Rachael Shen, & Brianna Schofield at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic CC BY 4.0 


More information about Open Access and OER advocacy


ROAR: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policy by The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton

A review of existing open access policies including terms and details


OER and Advocacy: What Can Librarians Do? By University of Toronto Libraries

Resources and information regarding how librarians can support OER adoption as
well as some faculty perspectives on OER


Scholarly Communication Toolkit: Scholarly Communication Overview by Advancing Learning Transforming Scholarship at the Association of College & Research Libraries
A toolkit to help librarians integrate a scholarly communication perspective into library
operations and programs, as well as prepare presentations on scholarly
communication issues for administrators, faculty, staff, students, or other librarians

More information about emerging models of Open Access publishingOpen In Order To…Accelerate Research and Scientific Discoveries by Timothy Vollmer CC BY 4.0
Article about the value of open access based on a recap of a Creative Commons Slack
chat about the importance of preprints for open access publishing

Q&A with PLOS co-founder Michael Eisen by Richard Poynder

AN interview with Michael Eisen about the costs and futures of open access publishing