What is Open Access and what is the Open Access Policy at Emory? This is a publication of the Emory Scholarly Communications Office.
Scholarly Communications Office. This office hosts weekly office hours and is available for answering questions related to author rights, copyright, and open access publishing.
Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations. When you deposit your thesis or dissertation in the ETD repository, it becomes openly available to the public.
OpenEmory. When you deposit your peer-reviewed journal article in this open access repository, a version of your article will become openly available to the public.
Emory Open Access Publishing Fund. Apply for funding to help cover the cost of open access journal publishing fees.
Access to scholarly journals is increasingly expensive. Chemistry journals are the most expensive of all science disciplines. People not affiliated with universities or other academic institutions must pay restrictive per-article charges. Even academic libraries may not be able to afford subscriptions to all journals.
Open access journals, however, are freely available to everyone online. The number of open access chemistry journals is increasing. Studies show that articles published in open-access journals are cited more frequently than articles published in subscription-only journals.
Consider publishing your work in one of these journals:
Regardlesss of where you publish, you can deposit either a pre-print or final published version of your article to OpenEmory, an open access repository that allows your article to be found and read by anyone.
As the author of a manuscript, you are automatically the copyright holder. However, many journal publishers require that you sign a copyright transfer agreement form as a condition of publication, which means that you no longer have exclusive rights to display and distribute your work.
Many times, however, you can ammend your copyright transfer agreement to retain your rights to use sections of your article in later works, make copies and distribute them to classes or colleagues, post the article on your webpage, deposit your article in OpenEmory, etc.