Open Access Journals

There are many discipline-specific as well as multi-disciplinary open access journals. Choose journals for publication carefully; see "Vetting OA Journals" in this guide for more information, or contact your Cornell librarian for help.

OA Repostitories

Depositing your work in an open access repository is another way to share your research.  Be careful to comply with copyright and licensing restrictions when uploading your published work (see the "Know your Copyrights" tab in this guide).  Repositories may be institutional, like Cornell's eCommons, or discipline-specific.

Publisher Copyright Policies

What happens to my copyrights for my own published work? Every publisher has different policies in regards to self-archiving and your subsequent use of your published work. The SHERPA/RoMEO database provides a searchable collection of publisher policies--check here when deciding where to publish.

Where to deposit data for OA

Data sharing is increasingly important in research and now often mandated by funding agencies.  There are many discpline-specific data repositories, many of which are open access.  Here are some resources for finding open access repositories in which to deposit your datasets:

  • re3data is a global list of data repositories.            
  • Dryad is a data-sharing intitive that partners with publishers to host research data underlying scientific and medical publications.
  • For more information about data sharing, contact Cornell's Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG).