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Dissertations: Open Access Publishing

OA Research

"Google may deliver results for just about any query but they don’t reveal their methods. That, my friends, is the critical difference between a search engine and a scholar." and "CUNY exists to dismantle the ivory tower and to empower everyday people by keeping higher education from becoming an elite practice that only a select segment of the public gets to savor." Gregory T. Donovan's May 2013 CUNY GC commencement speech.

Open Access Tools

OA Publishing

OA journals are not cost-free. OA publishing costs often shift to authors, funders, or authors' institutions. 

OA Repositories

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Open Access Overview

OA publishing is web accessible, free of charge, and free from licensing restrictions. OA means a work can be widely shared and cited.

OA Rationale

OA publishing allows work to be widely discovered, freely read, and frequently cited. OA is fully compatible with peer review; though some OA journals are not peer reviewed. OA may reduces library costs by eliminating excessive subscription fees to boost publisher profit margins, but OA is not free (costs to run peer review, editing, distribution must be covered).  

Alternative Journal Title & Article Level Metrics

Open Access publishing allows an article published anywhere, not only those published in prestigious journals, to make a difference. Explore these  tools to expand academic assessment to include the impacts and values of published OA articles.

The Quest for a CUNY IR

OA Webinars & Events

The Learned Societies

Open Access Funders