To bookend Open Access Week with my previous post about the Google Books win, I wanted to quickly highlight ways Wake Forest promotes open access.

  • Open Access Fund – we support faculty seeking to publish in OA venues that charge article processing fees by covering the publication costs; if you are interested and your venue meets our criteria, please apply!
  • Open Access information – we have a webpage and a LibGuide that explains OA, and links to additional resources to help you better understand the OA movement.
  • Open Access Policy for ZSR faculty – in February 2010, the library faculty unanimously adopted an OA policy for our scholarship, committing to deposit all of our peer-reviewed journal publications in WakeSpace.
  • ETD collection – our graduate students submit ETDs (electronic theses & dissertations) to our online collection, the majority of which are openly available for anyone to discover.
  • WakeSpace – we have an institutional repository for archiving scholarship produced by Wake Forest faculty and students.

And last–but I certainly hope not least!–we have me! I am available to consult with faculty and students who wish to know more about open access.

Happy Open Access Week, everyone!