Open Access at Saint Mary's College

A guide for Saint Mary's College faculty and administration on Open Access (OA), including definition of OA, OA publishing options, and ways in which the library can help.

Why Open Access is Important

Faculty, staff and students are beginning to ask more questions about why Open Access is needed. On a personal level, Open Access allows your work to be widely available to other researchers, potentially increasing your visibility. On an institutional level, Open Access is one of the answers to the widespread crisis in scholarly communication. This graphic also shows other ways Open Access can be helpful.

 

Why Open Access at SMC?

Read the SMC Library's white paper on Open Access for an overview of the movement and how it connects to the College's identity, mission, and strategic plan.

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