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Tutt Library Research Guides
What is Open Access?
promotes broader access to
academic research for all
- scholars, students, professionals
and the general public.
While the concept is evolving, in general, it means that works such as peer-reviewed journal articles, graduate theses, data, or other types of scholarly information are made available free of charge, immediately (no publisher delay or embargo), and in a permanently accessible, online format.
For more information on open access, see these pdf files:
Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories
PDF- an 18-page OCLC report by Ricky Erway (2012).
Publisher and Self-archiving
The following sources provide information about publisher policies with regard to self-archiving of scholarly articles.
These sources are not comprehensive; in some cases it will be necessary to contact the journal publisher directly to ask about the policies that relate to a specific journal title.
Searchable by journal title or publisher name, this site provides information on publisher permissions related to the self-archiving of journal articles.
- Publisher Policies on NIH-funded Authors
Publisher policies related to authors funded by the US National Institutes of Health.
- CAIRSS Open Access Policies Search
Launched by the CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service, this site searches journal copyright policies across SHERPA/RoMEO, OAKList and AcqWeb.
Open Access to Scientific Literature
Tutt Library, Colorado College Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: tuttref@ColoradoCollege.edu