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Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Creative Commons Licenses

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

  • Copy
  • Distribute
  • Edit
  • Republish

Creative Commons Licenses

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

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)