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Open Access Publishing and Public Repositories

Information on open access publishing, depositing health sciences publications in public repositories, copyright considerations, and funding agency requirements.

Two Forms of Open Access

There are 2 primary ways to provide open access to research articles: (1) publishing in open access journals and (2) depositing in public repositories.

Content can be made open access with the consent of the copyright-holder.   

See also Peter Suber's "A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access." 

Identifying Suitable Open Access Journals

UW Author Discounts for Open Access Publishing

The discounts below are particularly relevant to the health sciences, but the UW supports open access publishing with more publishers than the ones listed here! Learn more about the UW Libraries' support for and investment in open access publishing.

Unfortunately, UW Libraries does not provide a central fund for authors' article-processing charges at this time. If your publisher or funder would like an official confirmation of this fact, please email Scholarly Publishing and we will provide you with a notice.

For Editors of Open Access Journals