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Open Access and Scholarly Publishing: Useful Links

A library guide with information about Open Access and Scholarly Publishing

Useful Links

Directory of Open Access Books - a resource that can be used to discover peer-reviewed books published under an Open Access license.

Directory of Open Access Journals - a free online database that can be used to identify open access journals for possible publication. Some of the publishers in this database have been identified as predatory publishers. See the list of Predatory Publishers (below).

Predatory Publishers - interest in open access publishing has led to the development of publishers who exploit the system for their own profit. Jeffrey Beall, at the University of Colorado at Denver's Auraria Library has developed a list of predatory open access publishers.

Creative Commons - Creative Commons is an organization that has developed a set of copyright licenses and tools that can be used by authors and researchers to retain copyright to their work and inform potential users of the rights that an author reserves to their work.

Merlot - a collection of peer-reviewed online teaching and learning materials for higher education that can be used in teaching.

Connexions - a repository of open-access educational modules that can be used to teach about specific topics or combined into entire courses.