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Author's Rights Retention Kit by Ann Viera & Peter Fernandez: UT Open Publishing Support Fund and Open Access

Author's Rights Retention Support, including negotiating with publishers on copyright transfer, Creative Commons, and the UT Open Publishing Support Fund and Open Access publishing.

UT Open Publishing Support Fund

UTK has a support fund to help pay all or part of the article processing charges some open access journals charge "... provided that the journal is freely available at the time of initial publication with no embargo periods." (Gold OA journals only)

Why is Open Access Important?

Open Access Week Each October Everywhere

Open Access Week is global: learn to change the default to Open Access in order to redefine the impact of scholarship and research.

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This guide was originally created by Boston College University Libraries and is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Why Publish Open Access? by Jorge Cham 10/2012

Peter Suber a Very Brief Intro to Open Access

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder."

From Peter Suber's Very brief introduction to Open Access.