Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Resources for Open Access Publishing

Whether you're new to open access or have years of experience, below are common and emerging tools to help guide you through the open access publishing process. These include resources on metrics, third-party peer review, determining the legitimacy of an open access journal, social media, and more. If you have questions or ideas for additional tools, please contact the Research Publishing group at pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu.

OSU faculty passed an Open Access policy in 2013 that requires deposit of research articles to the ScholarsArchive@OSU open access repository. The policy builds on the COAS and Geosciences OA policies previously passed in 2011. Use the article deposit form to deposit your articles.

More information about the Oregon State University Open Access Policy.

OSU Libraries & Press have instituted a pilot Open Access Fund that provides a means for OSU faculty authors to pay reasonable publishing fees charged by open access journals. It is intended for authors who do not have access to funds for open access publishing fees from other sources. Alongside the University's open access policy, the fund is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of OSU scholarship and to support faculty and their graduate student coauthors in all disciplines who choose to publish in open access journals that require article processing charges.

Authoring Tools — Tools to help you write, code, and create scholarly articles.
Peer-Review Services — Independent peer-review services to help improve the review process. Note that journals may still want to perform their own peer-review.
Distribution/Access — Ways to make your data and articles more dynamic and easy to read.
Metrics — Tools to help you assess the impact of an article, whether number of times cited, read, shared, or blogged.
Social Networking — Other ways to share and discuss your science—because science is social!
Further Reading: Open Access News and Organizations