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Open Access Publishing: Where to Start

This guide accompanies the workshop "Open Access Publishing: Where Do I Start?" co-sponsored by the Grad College and University Library.


Open Access publishing can be confusing for new professionals and tenured faculty alike, but it doesn't have to be. This guide has been created to help you navigate the process for publishing your work openly and/or archiving a copy of your research in an open repository.

Where applicable, more in-depth guides on these processes have been linked. 

To learn more about the services available to support open research & scholarship at Iowa State, visit the Library's Open Scholarship Services website:

Books about Open Access

Expanding perspectives on open science
Open access and the future of scholarly communication
Open access to STM information trends, models, and strategies for libraries
Open science by design
Open divide: critical studies on open access
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Abbey Elder
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Iowa State University