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Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: UW Libraries Investments in Open Access

UW Libraries Investments In Open Access

Repository support

ArXiv: UW Libraries has been a supporter of the Sustainability Initiative since 2010.

PubMed Central (PMC): PMC is the designated public repository for peer-reviewed papers arising from NIH-funded research.  UW Libraries provides a guide to understanding and complying with the NIH Public Access Policy.

ResearchWorks Archive is the University of Washington open access institutional repository, hosted by the UW Libraries.  UW faculty and student publications can be archived and shared with the world at no charge.

Support for UW authors who publish in open access journals

Springer science, medicine and technology open access journals:

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. UW Libraries is a full member of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy International Association, which helps fund open access to the Encyclopedia.

Knowledge Unlatched: UW Libraries and over 380 other libraries have joined together to supports Knowledge Unlatched, an organization that works with its members to crowdfund the publication of scholarly open access scholarly monographs and journals.

Open Access Journal Hosting: UW Libraries offers journal hosting services free of charge.  Information is available for those interested in starting a new journal or migrating an existing journal to a new publishing platform and/or model.

The UW Libraries is not able to provide a central fund for authors' article-processing charges at this time. The Library's Head of Digital Scholarship, Denise Hattwig, is available to help you review your publisher contract and propose an author addendum, or to explore other options for sharing your work OA.


UW Bothell Campus Library Support

UW Bothell Library is available to help faculty interested in open access publishing.

Please contact Denise Hattwig, Head of Digital Scholarship, with questions (