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Open Access and Scholarly Communications

This guide serves as a resource for the WVU community on issues concerning scholarly publishing, open access, and the WVU Scholar institutional repository.

Journals with reduced author fees for WVU faculty

WVU Libraries has negotiated reduced fees for faculty who publish their work in the following open access journals:

Open Access Author Fund

In addition to helping authors with open access fees through agreements with publishers, the WVU Libraries are instituting a pilot to help authors pay publishers' open access fees through a fund.  To learn more about the funding and to apply for funding for your research, go to the Open Access Author Fund page. 

Theses and Dissertations

WVUScholar contains all theses and dissertations accepted after 1998 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a doctorate or masters degree conferred by the University. Theses and dissertations deposited prior to 1998 can be found through the library catalog.

If you are a student submitting an ETD, you can choose to provide Open Access to your work (at no extra charge).

For more information on depositing your thesis or dissertation, see

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Open Access Resources