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Open Access Resolution Approved by Faculty Senate, Oct. 19, 2011

Florida State University Libraries

The Faculty Senate of The Florida State 8QLYHUVLW\FRQVLVWHQWZLWKWKH8QLYHUVLW\¡V PLVVLRQWR´SUHVHUYHH[SDQGDQG GLVVHPLQDWHNQRZOHGJH¾DQGWRSURYLGH broad access to institutional resources and services, endorses the storage and preservation of scholarly publications in 7KH)ORULGD6WDWH8QLYHUVLW\¡VRSHQDFFHVV institutional repository.

Open Access

Promotion and Tenure Approved by University Promotion and Tenure Committee, April 12, 2012 Digitally published scholarship, including articles published in open access journals, can be counted in the tenure and promotion process subject to the same criteria as print journals on review process and acceptance. Such materials should be submitted with appropriate documentation regarding the acceptance and review process. Peerreviewed digitally published scholarship will be regarded in the same way as peer-reviewed scholarship in traditional print form, in terms of considering a IDFXOW\PHPEHU¡VFDQGLGDF\IRUWHQXUHDQG promotion.

Micah Vandegrift Scholarly Communication Librarian (850) 645-9756

Tel: 555 555 5555

Open Access What is Open Access?

Open Access is the principle that scholarly literature should be easily accessible online. Open Access (OA) is entirely compatible with, and insists on upholding standards of peer review, copyright, quality, prestige and research impact. There are two entirely different ways to achieve of Open Access: i Green: Self-archiving versions of scholarly articles in an open access repository i Gold: Publishing in open access journals Why participate in Open Access? As an author you will have a larger potential audience. Studies show that research that is made openly accessible has significant increases in citation impact. An institutional repository, such as The Florida State University's DigiNole Commons, offers a central, permanent location to archive your scholarly record, and makes those works openly accessible to the public and research community. Participating in Open Access supports the public good of knowledge. It can accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, encourage innovation, and enhance education. Research advances through the sharing of ideas and results. Open access expedites that cycle.

The Truths About Open Access

Access journals use the same peer review procedures, the same standards, and sometimes the same editors and reviewers as toll access journals do. iOpen Access operates on a funding iOpen Access does not bypass peermodel like broadcast TV or radio. review. The goal is to remove access iSelf-archiving only takes about ten barriers, not quality filters. minutes per paper. iCampus open access policies are iOpen Access deters plagiarism. consistent with copyright law, iAuthors do not have to choose between promote academic freedom, and support journal publishing by expanding prestigious publication and Open Access. 1HJRWLDWH\RXUDXWKRU路VULJKWV the audience for scholarly research. You may have heard some common misconceptions or myths about open DFFHVV/HW路VVHWWKHUHFRUGVWUDLJKW


How do I participate in open access?

Green Option: Participating in green open access does not affect how, where, and why you publish. Faculty members can participate by archiving their peerreviewed research in DigiNole Commons, 7KH)ORULGD6WDWH8QLYHUVLW\路VLQVWLWXWLRQDO repository ( The majority of publishers including the big three (Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and Springer) all already allow for selfarchiving. Additionally, most prestigious journals in many disciplines also allow authors to archive versions of their articles in an institutional repository or digital archive. Gold Option: Submit your work to open access journals. There are over 8,000 peerreviewed journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (, and new journals appear every month. Questions related to Open Access or DigiNole Commons can be directed to Micah Vandegrift, Scholarly Communication Librarian, (850) 645-9756

Open Access Brochure  
Open Access Brochure  

Brochure explaining Open Access. Created for Florida State University's Scholarly Communication Librarian Micah Vandegrift.