Open access logoThere are lots of reasons to make your scholarly work openly available for anyone to read and use, even if you’re still going to publish with a subscription journal or traditional publisher.

Duke has open access policies to help make this possible from a legal perspective – both for faculty and graduate student authors – and Duke Libraries support several repositories where you can deposit your work, make it open access, get a permanent citable link, and know that it will be preserved in the future. Once your publications or data are in a Duke repository, they’ll be also linked from your Scholars@Duke profile, further increasing their visibility, and making it easier for others to find, use, and cite your work. Some undergraduate programs also make it possible for students to post their work publicly on Duke repositories.

Different programs have different policies and processes for making publications and data available via Duke’s repositories. Please see the relevant information below for information about your program.

If you’re a Duke researcher, you can deposit and share your work here:


Other options

There are also many open access repositories that are focused on disciplines or types of data in addition to the depositor’s institution. Search this directory or consult your subject specialist in the library to learn more about the repositories that best fit your needs. If you’re looking to deposit data instead of publications, the re3data (Registry of Research Data Repositories) and FAIRsharing databases can help you find the one that best fits your need.

More information about Duke Libraries’ repository program and other available repository services are available from this page.


[ Open Access logo by Mike A Morrison, used under CC-BY-SA license. ]