Open Access Publishing Resources

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Publishing Resources

One common type of open access is known as "Gold Open Access."" This means a publisher provides immediate open access to the articles, making them publicly accessible online. Below are several resources to assist authors in finding an open access journal to publish their scholarship.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) : The DOAJ aims to be the one stop shop for users by providing a comprehensive list of open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

BioMed Central (BMC): BioMed Central publishes 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. Purdue University is a Supporter Member, which means that when you publish in any BioMed Central journal you will receive a 15% discount on the article-processing charge.

PLOS: PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open access publisher and advocacy organization with a mission of leading a transformation in scientific and medical research communication.

Purdue Libraries Publishing Division: The publishing division of Purdue Libraries unites Purdue University Press with Purdue e-Pubs/Scholarly Publishing Services. It is dedicated to enhancing the impact and extending the reach of Purdue research and scholarship through the development of books, journals, digital collections, technical report series, conference proceedings, and other innovative electronic products.

Resources at Purdue

HathiTrust – A digital library of more than 9 million books, manuscripts, and government documents, digitized from library collections. The mission of HathiTrust is “to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge”. At Purdue, full-text items HathiTrust items in the public domain are now accessible from the Libraries catalog.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation – The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is keenly interested in scholarly communication issues and provides information relevant to CIC schools, including the Authors Copyright Contract Addendum.

Purdue University Press – The scholarly publishing unit for Purdue and publishes in several key areas, including business, technology, health, veterinary medicine, and other selected disciplines.

Purdue e-Pubs – a digital document repository including e-books, papers, reports, dissertations, journal articles, and other documents by Purdue authors. Purdue e-Pubs is a repository for Purdue faculty, staff, and student publications, and provides online publishing support for the Purdue community.

BioMed Central – Publisher of 220 peer-reviewed open access journals. BioMed Central provides free, full text access to all original research papers published in any of its online journals covering all areas of biology and medicine, including new journals added over time. Purdue has an institutional membership to BioMed Central, which qualifies all researchers at Purdue a 15% discount on article processing charges.

Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) – An international alliance of libraries working to change the scholarly publishing system.

Open Access Week is a global celebration to raise awareness of open access in scholarship and research. Purdue has celebrated Open Access since 2007, with visiting speakers, panels of Purdue faculty, and informational displays.

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