Understanding Open Access

"Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment." -- SPARC

Explore open access at Emory using the links below, and learn more about Emory Libraries' support for open access initiatives across the scholarly communications ecosystem.

Introduction to Open Access

Learn more about open access, why it matters, and how you can participate in the move toward open access.

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What "Open" Is and Isn't

Learn about open access journals, books, and repositories, as well as how choosing open access can impact your research at Emory.

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Finding Open Access Content

Looking for peer-reviewed content that is free to read and share? Discover where to find open access journals, books, and repositories here.

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Sharing Your Research

Want to share your research while still complying with publisher policies and copyright law? Click here to learn about sharing open access content via social networking and repositories.

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