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Recent Open Access Fund Publications

The OU Libraries offers an open access fund to offset OA publication fees.  Read our policy or apply online.  

Recent publications supported by the open access fund include:

Friedline, Anthony, et al.  Sterilization of hydrogen peroxide resistant bacterial spores with stabilized chlorine dioxide.  AMB Express 2015, 5:24.

Culver, Billy W. and Philip K. Morton. The evolutionary history of Daphniid a-Carbonic Anhydrase within Animalia.  International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Volume 2015.

Wellborn, Gary A. and R. Brian Langerhans. Ecological opportunity and the diversification of lineages.  Ecology and Evolution 2015; 5(1): 176-195.

Open Access, Citation Impact & Altmetrics


Altmetrics are social web metrics for analyzing and informing scholarship; they can enrich or enhance traditional citation metrics.

Learn about studies researching the impact of open access and downloads on citation impact.  Explore this continuously updated bibliography at the OpCit Project.

Author Resources


Retain the rights you need to share or reuse your work with the Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine!

Consider publishing in peer-reviewed open access (OA) journals.  Find a list of OA journals at the Directory of Open Access Journals

The University Libraries supports OA pubishing with an OA fund.  Learn more:

Research sharing your published work at SHERPA/ROMEO:  Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving, then share your work in SHAREOK:  OU's Institutional Repository

Explore more about your rights as an author:

SPARC:  Author Rights

Negotiating with Publishers (IUSB)


OPEN ACCESS is a movement within scholarly communication that seeks to make scholarly resources freely available.

  • OPEN ACCESS Journals (Gold OA) - peer-reviewed research journals that do not require subscriptions by end users.
  • OPEN ACCESS Repositories (Green OA) - archive scholarly resources including articles, data sets, and presentations.
  • OPEN ACCESS benefits FACULTY and STUDENTS by removing barriers to sharing or accessing research.
  • OPEN ACCESS benefits the GENERAL PUBLIC by removing barriers to academic quality research.

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