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Open Access Publishing

Lightly adapted from the Open Access Publishing guide, by Larissa Gordon:

Supporting Open Access

There are many actions that researchers at HMS, HSPH, and HSDM can take to support OA publishing:

  • Start by negotiating with your publisher (if necessary) to retain copyright to your work so that you can submit your published work to OA repositories, such as DASH.

  • Use OA resources in your own research and teaching:

  • Publish your own work in an OA journal. The SPARC Author Addendum can help you retain more rights to make your work accessible. 

  • Volunteer to serve as a peer reviewer or editor for an OA  journal.

  • Advocate for promotion and tenure committees to include support for OA journal publication in their policies.

  • Encourage discussion of scholarly publishing issues in your department or school.

  • Invite the library to speak at faculty departmental meetings and graduate seminars to discuss scholarly publishing issues.

  • Educate all of your students about the benefits of sharing their research and supporting the OA movement.

  • Students can consider starting an advocacy group on campus to educate their peers and the university administration about how OA issues impact their education.

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