Open Access

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Even the best ideas remain just that until they are shared and can be utilized by others. The more people that can access and build upon the latest research, the more valuable that research becomes and the more likely we are to benefit as a society.

- Open Access, SPARC



The University Library offers support for those publishing their work openly through grants, discounts, and full APC waivers provided by our open access agreements.

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The ISU Digital Repository can house open access copies of articles and conference proceedings or original creative works, such as posters and student projects. 

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OA Basics

Publishing openly can be confusing for authors who are new to it, but it doesn't have to be! We've provided a basic guide with additional resources to get you started.

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