Your manuscript has been published, congratulations! You've done what every good investigator does and deposited your final, peer-reviewed manuscript in PubMed Central, but don't stop there. Let these resources be your guide to sharing your research with wider audiences all while complying with your journal's sharing policies.
This website automates making a journal article open access in accordance with journal policies. Simply paste in the DOI and follow the steps to get started.
This online database is your one-stop-shop for finding academic journals' self-archiving policies. Authors can enter a journal's title and see which version of the pre- or post-publication of the manuscript the journal permits them to make open access and when.
Ask a Librarian
Librarians at Brown University and the University of Rhode Island can answer your questions about making a paper open access. They can also assist with locating a specific journal's policy and depositing a paper into a public access repository.
- Get started at Brown by contacting [email protected], or visit library.brown.edu.
- Contact a librarian at URI at [email protected] or by visiting the University's library website.
This article is adapted from the Brown University Open Access Guide.