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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


Why Open Access?

What is Open Access?

         "Open access is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research" - Wikipedia, (October 2013)


Benefits of Open Access

  • Authors should retain some rights
  • Authors can disseminate your research sooner
  • Information and content will reach more readers and researchers
  • There are permanent links (DOIs) to use wherever you want
  • OA will increase citation / research impact
  • There will be no charge for content.


There are two types of Repositories to which scholars & authors can submit their publications and there are growing numbers of each type.   Increasingly, content is sent to several repositories and each may have different criteria and submission guidelines.

  1. Subject repositories - there are many:

             some examples include the following:

  •    - for High Energy Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics and one of the             oldest subject repositories of preprints
  •             PMC  - biomedical preprints
  •             SSRN - Social Science Research Network

         2.  Institutional repositories - there are many - some examples include:

  •             University of California's eScholarship - for contributions of academic scholarship created at all University of California campuses
  •             UCISpace -  an open access service for the UCI community to publish, manage, and preserve diverse kinds of research output

Open Science

Building on Open Access and Open Data as a method of publication and means of sharing, Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods (From Foster, see  Additional resources that enhance and promote Open Science are:




Open Access Resources

A richer range of OA resources will support the growing OA movement.