Open Access Publishing

Open Access Journals

There are many discipline-specific as well as multi-disciplinary open access journals. Choose journals for publication carefully; see "Vetting OA Journals" in this guide for more information, or contact your library liaison for help.

Where to Deposit Data for OA

Data sharing is increasingly important in research and now often mandated by funding agencies.  There are many discpline-specific data repositories, many of which are open access.  Here are some resources for finding open access repositories in which to deposit your datasets.

If you deposit your pre-prints in Encompass, you can also attach your original data files. Ask us if you need help with this or have questions promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data with its global registry of research data repositories.


Dryad is a data-sharing initiative that partners with publishers to host research data underlying scientific and medical publications.

New Forms of Scholarly Publishing

Increasingly, researchers are sharing their work in non-traditional ways online.  Here is a list of some online venues for new forms of scholarly communication. 

Need help vetting a journal?

Your library liaison can help you with this!

OA Repostitories

Depositing your work in an open access repository is another way to share your research.  Be careful to comply with copyright and licensing restrictions when uploading your published work (see the "Know your Copyrights" tab in this guide).  Repositories may be institutional, like Cornell's eCommons, or discipline-specific.