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Open Access and Scholarly Communication Support: Start Here

How To Use This Guide

This guide serves to inform faculty about the rapidly expanding Open Access movement and provide the resources needed for faculty to participate in supporting open access and scholarly communications. 

What is Open Access? - Use this tab to learn more about Open Access, how it relates to academic publishing, and how it benefits authors and researchers

ACU's Institutional Repository - This tab describes our institutional repository, Digital Commons @ ACU, and explains different ways to upload your scholarly publications to the site

Free OA Publishing - Information on agreements that allow ACU authors to publish open access for free in selected journals.

ACU OA Policy - Curious what ACU's policy on Open Access is? Click on this tab to find out more

Copyright Help - Concerns about copyright should not keep you from making your work open access. Use this tab to find tips and resources for publishing your work legally under copyright laws

FAQS - Common questions and answers about open access and Digital Commons

Additional Resources - want to know more? Check out this tab for more resources

Special Collections and Archives Librarian

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Erica Pye
ACU Brown Library
Special Collections and Archives
Office 118 (lower level)
(325) 674-2352