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Support for Open Access Publishing

Finding and Using Open Access Resources

Visit our Open Access Resources subject guide for suggested places to find open access and public domain materials including images, video, and datasets.

Support for Open Access at Northeastern University

The Faculty Senate has twice passed resolutions in favor of providing open access to the scholarly output of the university, in 2006 and 2008. In 2013, the Faculty Senate's Library Policy and Operations Committee delivered a report to the Senate encouraging increased support for Open Access on campus.

In 2016, the staff of Snell Library adopted an Open Access policy for their research publications and presentation materials.

The NU Libraries also support OA through their memberships in or contributions to:

Open Access Publishing Discounts for Northeastern Authors

Northeastern-affiliated authors can receive discounts on the fees charged by some publishers to make their articles available Open Access - as a benefit of either our institutional subscriptions or a membership we pay for:

You may also find that your professional society membership affords you a discount for Open Access publishing in the society's journals.

Other Ways of Funding Open Access Publishing

  • Article processing charges (APCs) for open access journals are often acceptable costs to include in your sponsored research budgets.
  • Many open access journals charge authors nothing for publication. Our Guide to Choosing a Publication Venue can help you assess the quality and reputation of journals.

Upload Your Publications to the DRS

If you want to make your research output available to a wider audience but prefer to publish in a subscription-based journal, publishers often permit authors to make a certain version of their articles available open access in their university's digital repository. (Sometimes this may even be required by funders.)

You can check your publisher's policy about self-archiving at the SHERPA/RoMEO website, or get assistance from h.corbett [at] northeastern.edu (subject: Question%20about%20depositing%20my%20published%20work%20in%20the%20DRS) (Hillary Corbett), Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing.

Then, learn more about our Digital Repository Service (DRS) and get started with uploading your work. Contact Sarah Sweeney, Digital Repository Manager, for assistance.