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Open access (OA) publications are digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
A short video overview of Open Access and its importance:
Potential benefits of OA:
Read more about the benefits of Open Access at the UC Office of Scholarly Communication.
Examples of ways to publish OA materials:
• Publisher-Hosted ("Gold")
Many publications are openly available for free but commercial publishers of OA materials may charge a publication fee.
• Potential funding sources for UCSC authors
• Dissertations & Theses
Information on electronic submission at UCSC
We can help you deposit and manage your articles in an open access repository so that they are easy for other researchers to find, use, and cite.
Contact your UCSC Scholarly Communications and eResearch Team:
The UC system has a variety of publication tools to aid in making your materials open access.
Search the Directory of Open Access Journals for free, full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals in your discipline.
Use SHERPA/RoMEO to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.