The Duke University Libraries supports open access publishing in a number of ways, one of which is setting aside 1% of its overall collections budget for open initiatives. The following is a list of projects and open publishing venues the Libraries contribute to. It covers a wide range of disciplines and could be suitable for your publication.


Preprints database for physics, math, computer science, quantitative biology and finance, and statistics.

Duke holds a membership.

Corpus of American English

Most resources free to the public to use. Duke invests in the project to gain access to advanced features for researchers.

Electronic, interdisciplinary journal addressing scientific solutions to issues of modern human activities.

Duke contributes to the nonprofit collaborative effort to fund the journal.

Electronic journals in physics disciplines.

These journals are supported by the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3), which redirects subscription costs for libraries into collaborative, alternative funding models that allow open access to articles at no cost to authors or readers.

Makes books published by North Carolina presses more accessible to all NC LIVE member libraries.

Duke has a membership at NC LIVE to gain access to the books made available by the project.

An initiative to fund and explore new models of open access publishing.

Duke has a membership in the OAN at the Benefactor Level.

Publishing platform that supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines.

Duke is a part of the international consortium of libraries that supports the OLH.

Comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers.

Most resources free to the public to use. Duke invests in the project to gain access to advanced features for researchers.

Open access publisher of monographs in the humanities and beyond.

Duke supports Punctum at an institutional support level, providing funding for the publisher to produce monographs free of charge to authors.

This agreement allows Duke researchers to access subscription-based CUP journals and also to publish their own scholarship in CUP journals (either fully open access or hybrid open access) at no charge.

All Duke-affiliated researchers at Duke in Durham, including the School of Medicine, Law, Fuqua, and other professional schools are eligible. Authors directly affiliated with Duke-Kunshan University in China are also eligible.

In an effort to serve Duke’s mission to share knowledge in the service of society, the Libraries are investing in new models of open access to increase the reach and impact of Duke scholarship. Cambridge University Press is using this program not only to promote open access to scholarly research, but to transition their journals to full open access in the future.


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