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Kathryn A. Martin Library

Scholarly Publishing

What you need to know about journal impacts, acceptance rates, peer-review status, UMD's institutional repository, and who is citing whom.

Fore more information, please visit the Library OER guide:

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research. (Defined by SPARC*)

Check out the UMD Open Access Guide as a jumping off point for open access resources.

Podcast on Open Access:

  1. part 1 (15 min):
  2. part 2 (33 min):

University Digital Commons

The University Digital Conservancy is UMD's online service and space that will permit the Kathryn A. Martin Library to continue its rich legacy of collecting,preserving, and making information accessible to students, faculty, researchers, and community members.
The repository accepts submissions from University affiliates for digital archiving and access. Learn more about depositing to the repository and other services to manage your data.

Open Access Repositories

OA Organizations

Need to know about an organizations policies and support for Open Access? 

The Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of the Open Access (OA) Journals Toolkit, scheduled for launch in the second half of 2023.
In the weekly highlights of the blog:
TC campus is member of OSPA, if more interest, info can be forwarded

Knowledge Maps

Open Knowledge Maps