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Learn More About Open Access

Scholars are experimenting with new publishing models, including open access. Open access to information is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research that is free from most copyright and licensing restrictions. See this research guide on open access for more information. 

VCU Libraries Services

VCU Libraries can help you:

  • Identify and assess open access journals for potential publication.
  • Pay for open access publishing with our Open Access Publishing Fund
  • Make your work openly available through VCU’s institutional repository, Scholars Compass, or through other open access repositories.