Join other faculty and graduate students at Duquesne in making your work more available to the world and more discoverable by search platforms such as Google/Google Scholars by making your work available Open Access!
Here are some examples of members of the Duquesne community already involved in Open Access publishing.
Duquesne's institutional repository is funded jointly by the Gumberg Library and the Duquesne Center for Legal Information (DCLI). The institutional repository allows for the collection and preservation of Duquesne’s intellectual output and provides a platform for showcasing and increasing the discoverability of the university’s scholarly and creative works. So, Digital Commons will complement access granted by subscription databases by helping your work float to the top of search results in Google/Google Scholar (and other popular search engines). As mentioned yesterday, as a bonus, Digital Commons will also provide information about who's reading your work.
Many other universities have institutional repository platforms where they collect scholarship authored by faculty was well as datasets, archival materials, institutionally-administered journals, and student scholarship such as theses and dissertations. Odds are you've encountered content hosted on an institutional repository at some point during your research!
Ready to submit your work to the institutional repository? Enter your name and email and upload a copy of your CV using the form below!
If you decide to publish in an OA or hybrid OA journal but need some help meeting the publication fees, you've got several options.
The Office of the Provost provides matching support to tenure-track and tenured faculty whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication on the condition that they provide an author subvention. This policy can also be applied to OA fees. Faculty interested in matching support should consult their department chairs and deans for more information.
If you're the PI on a grant, you can often write in expected publication fees into your budget. (Or if you're working with a forward-thinking PI, you might ask them to foot the bill out of their grant funds.) Given that more and more funding agencies require public access to the research they fund, they're becoming increasingly amenable to covering such costs.
Some OA journals will waive their publication fees for authors who hail from low-income countries or who can document financial hardship. Check with your publisher as to whether such waivers are available, and what the qualifications are for applying.
Many different resources exist to help guide you in finding different OA journals. One place to start your hunt is the Directory of Open Access Journals’ listings. This list was curated with quality in mind. In selecting a journal to publish in, you'll want to consider three questions: