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Making your Scholarship Open Access

Whether you want to increase the impact of your work, reach a wider audience, or you have a personal commitment to open access scholarship (or all three), here are three ways possible ways to open up your work.

  1. Deposit a copy of your work in SURFACE, Syracuse University's institutional repository. SURFACE provides scholars with the ability to track reads and downloads as well as the ability to see where your work is being read across the world. Please see our guide on Green Open Access for more details.
  2. Take advantage of one of the several agreements that the Syracuse University Libraries have negotiated with multiple publishers. These agreements cover article-processing charges (APCs) for SU-affiliated authors and allow for immediate open access upon publication. Keep in mind that the published version of most articles covered by these agreements can also be deposited in SURFACE!
  3. Consider submitting to Diamond Open Access journals or university presses (MIT, Michigan, Central European University Press) that employ innovative funding models that allow for open access monographs to be published without (or with drastically reduced) BPCs (book-processing charges).