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Open Access Publishing Support

A guide to OA publishing options

OA Article Publishing Fund Pilot Program has been completed.

The Open Access Article Publishing Fund 3 year pilot has now ended. We are currently evaluating the pilot.

IU Libraries now has no-cost open access publishing arrangements in place with Cambridge University Press and PLOS, and an article credit program that we are currently using to support untenured scholars who identify as BIPOC. Please see the relevant pages in this guide for more information on those programs.

When funding is not available

We recognize that Open Access publishing can, at times, come with high expenses for researchers. The Scholarly Communication Department is committed to helping IU authors make their work openly available. In addition, many grant funders require you to make your research open access.

If article publishing charges are a barrier to making your article open access, we can help you deposit a version of your work in IUScholarWorks, or for work published after February 2017 when IU Bloomington's open access policy went into effect, in IUScholarWorks Open.

We check publisher policies, or contact publishers directly for consent, and help you deposit a copy of the manuscript submitted to the publisher (pre-print), or the peer-reviewed manuscript (postprint) to one or both of our repositories. You can check for funder policies here and here.

IUScholarWorks and IUScholarWorks Open are both indexed by Google and Google Scholar, which increases the discoverability of your work. You can add the open access version of your work to your Google Scholar profile. Having an open access version ensures access to your work when an interested party discovers it.