Be an OA Advocate

As an IUPUI faculty member, student or scholar, there are several steps you can take now to support Open Access.

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Submit your work to IUPUI ScholarWorks or a subject based open repository such as:arXiv or the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)


Publish in an Open Access, peer reviewed journal such as: PLoS Biology or Museum Anthropology Review. The Directory of Open Access Journals can assist in locating quality Open Access journals by subject. Or, learn how to choose reputable OA journals in your field.

Keep Your Copyright

Many publishers are now allowing authors to remain the copyright holder of their work and/or to retain the right to use their own work in the classroom as well as to post in a digital repository. Authors simply need to ask for these rights. Use one of the following templates or addendum creators to easily create an addendum to submit with along with your publication agreement form:

Share Your Support

Share your support for Open Access practices and policies with your colleagues, department and organizations.


Create an Open Access journal or digital collection.


Use Open Access services and resources in your scholarship and teaching.


Ask your scholarly society to support self-archiving and sustainable, open access publishing practices.


Support Public Access legislation and policy.

Updated Dec 11, 2015 by Webmaster