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Creative Commons Licenses

Publishers and authors who want their work to be Open Access will frequently assign it a Creative Commons Licence.  This license defines what the copyright holder allows you to do with the work:

  • Copy
  • Distribute
  • Edit
  • Republish


Creative Commons Licenses

More Resources about Open Access

How to Make Your Own Work Open Access (Harvard Open Access Project)

Overview of Open Access Publishing (Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook)

Selective List of Open Access Publishing Fees (UC Berkeley)

Open Access

What does it mean?

Unrestriced Access and Unrestriced Reuse  

(Public Library of Science)

Finding Open Access Journals

Many journals now offer the option to publish your articles as open access, but if you would like to find an entirely open access journal, try these.

SHERPA/RoMEO (also includes info about copyright policies)

Directory of Open Access Journals

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

Open Access Textbooks and Classroom Materials

Open Access Course Reserves

Find Open Access and free to use
textbooks, videos, slides, images, and more.

Subject Guide

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