Links

There are lots of great open access resources out there. I’ve linked to a few from inside the pages, but here is a more comprehensive list.

Open Access Journals and Repositories:

The Public Library of Science – One of the most prominent open access publishers

BioMed Central – A peer-reviewed, open access biomedical research publisher

PubMed Central – NIH’s free online archive of biomedical and life science articles

Directory of Open Access Journals – A comprehensive portal to existing open access journals.

Articles supporting Open Access:

Benefits of open access on article “Impact Factor” – From Open Access Initiative and from the Public Library of Science.

In defense of author-pays model – An article defending PLoS and BioMed’s choices to charge authors a fee for publication.

Open access accelerates research cycle – A really clear guide to why and what needs to happen (Warning: Large PDF)

More Information:

Self-Archive FAQ – An extensive FAQ about self-archiving and open access.

Scholarly Communications page from MIT – A good resource from another nearby university!
Resources for action:

Guide to starting an ePrints self-archive – Information about setting up an ePrints archive.

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