Discover SBU Open Access

Many Stony Brook University researchers are publishing in quality, high-impact, peer-reviewed open access journals. See the research databases and OA collections below to discover open access research by Stony Brook University authors:

Biomed Central including Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen (260+ Open Access articles by SBU authors) Biomed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 279 peer-reviewed open access journals.

Web of Science (1300+ Open Access articles by SBU authors) Indexes articles from almost 10,000 journals as well as the citations in the articles indexed. Recent years include abstracts.

Directions – 1. Go to Advanced Search and paste this: OG=(State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook)
2. Click Search
3. Refine your results; the last field on the left sidebar is Open Access — click Yes

PLOS – Public Library of Science (250+ Open Access articles by SBU authors) PLOS is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Hindawi Journals (70+ Open Access articles by SBU authors) An academic publisher with 437 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines.

OATD – Open Access Theses & Dissertations (2100+ Open Access theses & dissertations by SBU authors) A resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.

University Libraries strongly supports Open Access and offers access to a growing collection of Open Access research databases and online collections.

Browse Open Access Resources.  See Scholarly Communication Guides.

To learn more about Open Access, recommend a resource, or discuss scholarly publishing at SBU, contact Darren Chase, Scholarly Communication Librarian, 632.9830.

What is Open Access?  Open Access to scholarly journal articles and other works means that these are accessible at no cost on a journal website or in a repository committed to long-term archiving, and available for all to read, download, print, copy, share, etc. (attribution always required, of course).  This matters because:

Most publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles must pay to access them. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publisher and is often required to pay an additional fee.

Although many researchers can access the journals they need via their institution and think that their access is free, in reality it is not. The institution has often been involved in lengthy negotiations around the price of their site license and re-use of this content is limited.

Paying for access to content makes sense in the world of print publishing, where providing content to each new reader requires the production of an additional copy, but online it makes much less sense to charge for content when it is possible to provide access to all readers anywhere in the world. –The case for open access. plos.org

For more information, see Open Access to Scholarly Articles: The Very Basics
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