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. 

ShareYourPaper.org

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. 

Sherpa Romeo

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. 

This article is adapted from the Brown University Open Access Guide