Exploring Open Access (OA) publishing

Publishing in reputable, peer reviewed OA journals gives your work more visibility and increases the chances of your work being more cited.

View highly accessed UGA articles from these OA databases for biomedical sciences, chemistry, biological sciences, as well as the general resources.

Learn more about keeping the copyright in your work

Retaining more of the copyright in your work allows you to use it with fewer legal restrictions, particularly after publication. Those uses may include distributing your article or book chapter to your students, making a translation, uploading to your course or department website, to name a few.

Keep Your Copyrights is tutorial for authors on copyright developed by the University Of Columbia School Of Law, with basics of publishing contracts.

Author rights resources developed by The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Sherpa-Romeo allows you to search publisher copyright policies by publisher name or journal title. Publishers are rated by how “author-rights friendly” they are, i.e. what will they allow you to do with your work after it is published.