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Open Access Publishing at the University of Notre Dame


The shift from print to digital publishing has had a profound impact on the way scholarship is created, reviewed, shared, and disseminated.

Traditional publishing models, in which reader access is provided via personal or institutional subscriptions, now coexist with open access (OA) publishing models in which the cost of publishing is the responsibility of the content creator, allowing the reader to access the content freely. Removing access barriers to this scholarship allows for greater participation in the research process, leading to new knowledge and breakthroughs(SPARC, Open Access). 

This guide provides information on how the Hesburgh Libraries is supporting OA publishing via its relationships with specific publishers and its repository, CurateND.

It also provides an overview of existing academic publishing models.

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