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- OER: Support for Faculty AuthorsGuide for UTSA faculty authoring or remixing OER.
- Open AccessGuide for UTSA faculty and students about the open access (OA) movement and how you can support OA.
- Runner Research Press Information for AuthorsIntroducing UTSA's open access repository of scholarly and creative works
What is Open Access?
Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
An interview on Open Access to research journals with Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old inventor of a breakthrough cancer diagnostic and winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)Free online directory that indexes and provides access to high-quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Legitimate, non-predatory open access journals will be listed in the DOAJ.
- Runner Research PressRunner Research Press is an online repository of scholarly and creative work produced at UTSA that stimulates research, discovery and learning with the goal of engaging and transforming our diverse communities through open, inclusive access.
- SPARCSPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.
- UnpaywallA browser extension for Chrome that automatically searches open access content from across the web. Unpaywall points you to legal, author-posted manuscripts that are hosted on university and government web servers