Open Access

A guide to Open Access principles, publishing, and related CSU Fullerton initiatives.

Open Access Infographic Transcription

Infographic Title: Open Access: Myths Debunked

Most publishers now have an Open Access option for publishing articles.

Most Open Access Journals are peer reviewed.

79% is the approximate number of academic journals that allow open access archiving.

Journal prices have increased at 4x the rate of inflation, while library budgets remain flat.

Open Access articles are cited 26%-64% more often than subscription only articles.

Open Access helps address global inequities in access to knowledge by removing barriers.

There are high impact factor Open Access journals on a wide range of disciplines.

Traditional Publishing vs. Open Access

75% of traditional journals charge author-side fees, plus subscription fees to access them.

30% of Open Access journals charge author-side fees.

What’s In It for You?

Author retains copyright! Not the publisher.

All Open Access articles are free to read, copy, distribute and use with attribution.

Complies with self-archiving mandates.

Green Open Access Policy Infographic Transcription

Infographic Title: Green Open Access: Journal Archiving Policy

  • Myth: Pay-to-Play or Pay-to-Publish | Fact: Institutional Repository Deposit is Usually Free
  • Myth: Feeds Non-Scholarly Journals that Solicit Contributions | Fact: Protects Faculty Rights from For-Profit Publishers
  • Myth: Compels Faculty to Publish in Open Access Journals | Fact: Freedom for Faculty to Deposit and Share Articles as They Choose
  • Myth: Detrimental to RTP and Publishing in Top Journals | Fact: Individuals Can Opt-Out Anytime, No Questions Asked
  • Myth: Hindrance to Publishing Royalties | Fact: Only Applies to Journal Articles
  • Myth: Undermines Scholarly Quality & Peer-Review | Fact: Allowed by Vast Majority of Scholarly Journals
  • Myth: Top-Down Administrative Mandate | Fact: Usually Initiated and Passed by Faculties
  • Myth: More Work for Faculty | Fact: Empowers Librarians to Help Faculty