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Open Access: a guide for researchers

Maynooth Academic Open Publishing

A guide for Academics interested in Open Access and identifying how to make their research available via Open Access

Open Publishing at Maynooth University

Why do Libraries support open publishing?

  • Opportunity  to address local needs  and promote  research
  • Encouragement  of Open  Access  publishing models  and permissive  licencing allowing a greater volume of high-quality open access  scholarship
  • Giving authors greater control over how their work is published  and disseminated
  • Facilitates publication of niche/very  specialised  topics, conference  proceedings,  grey literature, alternative formats etc that may not fit the traditional publishing models
  • Cost considerations  in an era of rising subscription  prices
  • Expertise of library staff very transferable  to local publishing support 

Open Journal of Astrophysics

Journal of Military History and Defense Studies

dancecult-Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture

Journal of Mediation and Applied Conflict Analysis