Resources on Open Access
The following pages offer more information on Open Access, Author Rights, and other OA institutions and universities.
GW Open Access Handouts and Guides
This handout provides information on the benefits of Open Access, resources on Open Access, and GW Libraries contact information.
This guide will assist faculty and staff in submitting their scholarly works to GW ScholarSpace using the GW ScholarSpace Deposit Form.
SPARC is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication. It is proactively involved in advancing the understanding and implementation of policies and practices that ensure Open Access to scholarly research outputs.
Gilman, Isaac, “Open Access in 15 Minutes (or less)” (2009). Resources. Paper 1.
Isaac Gilman’s presentation offers a quick overview of Open Access and highlights the benefits of open access, author rights, and copyright concerns.
The SPARC Author Rights Guide offers information for faculty about understanding author rights, managing publisher agreements, and using an addendum to comply with Open Access policies. (Note: Please use the GW Addendum to Publication Agreement in lieu of the SPARC Author Addendum to Publication Agreement)
Publisher's Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving
A database collecting publisher policies related to copyright and self-archiving. RoMEO has collaborative relationships with many international partners, who contribute time and effort to developing and maintaining the service.
rchive.it harvests information from SHERPA/RoMEO in a slightly easier-to-read format. Publisher policies are displayed in large text with graphics and streamlined content.
Open Access Institutions & Universities
The Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders that require their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository.