Open in Action

Open Access (OA) benefits authors and readers of scholarly articles. Here are a few simple steps to make your work more open:

1. Read and Retain Publication Agreements

These negotiable contracts determine to what extent authors can exercise ownership rights of their work after publication. The best contracts permit authors to retain liberal sharing rights. Find out more at our Copyright Resources guide.

2. Share in KU ScholarWorks

Legal deposit of your articles in KU ScholarWorks increases their visibility and potential impact while providing access to readers without subscription access. We do the rights assessment and deposit for you. Learn more about KU ScholarWorks.

3. Register for an ORCID ID

ORCID provides a free author disambiguation tool - a unique identifier for researchers. ORCID identifiers are being used by funders, publishers, and institutions to tie researchers to their research products. Find out more at orcid.org.

In addition to these simple steps, there are many ways researchers can be more open. Contact members of the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright for more information or to set up a consultation.


Contact
  • Ada Emmett
    Librarian
    Director, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries

    aemmett@ku.edu
    785-864-8831
  • Josh Bolick
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries

    jbolick@ku.edu
    785-864-1828
  • Marianne Reed
    Digital Initiatives Coordinator
    Digital Initiatives & Discovery Services, KU Libraries

    mreed@ku.edu
    785-864-8913
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