Open Access Week: Publishing and Research

Today we continue with International Open Access Week, and this year’s theme is, “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.” Open Access Week is a time for the international community to work together to take significant steps toward making openness the default for research. This is the second of a series this week, featuring work being done at the UVA Library toward an open future.  

From Ellen Ramsey, Acting Director of Scholarly Communications:

The University of Virginia cares about open publishing and open research, and the Library has programs and services to make it easy for faculty and graduate students to share their work according to UVA Faculty Senate’s 2021 Open Access Guidelines.

Open access increases citations of your work and broadens your research networks. Here are some ways to participate at UVA:

Publish with Aperio, UVA’s open access press.

Aperio draws upon the strengths of the University to increase open access to knowledge for a global audience in a variety of formats — journals, monographs, open educational resources, and more. Contact Aperio using this form, or reach out to our Open Publishing Librarian and Managing Editor of Aperio, Dave Ghamandi.

Share work in Libra, UVA’s set of open repositories containing journal articles, monographs, presentations, reports, theses and dissertations, open data, and more.

Items in Libra are readily discoverable because they are indexed by search engines, Google Scholar, and Virgo, the Library’s online catalog. LibraOpen is for scholarly articles, books, and other creative works openly licensed by UVA authors. LibraETD is for approved UVA electronic theses and dissertations. LibraData is UVA’s local instance of Dataverse and is for datasets and other scholarly research products.  Read more about Libra or reach out to our Scholarly Repository Librarian, Sherry Lake.

Get credit with ORCID.

An Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier is a unique researcher identifier, used worldwide, that you can keep throughout your life and retain even if you change institutions. An ORCID iD distinguishes you from other researchers, even if they have the same name, and enables authoritative links to be created between you and your research activities. UVA is an institutional ORCID member. Visit the UVA-ORCID Connector to create or connect an iD and to authorize the display and use of your ORCID iD in the University of Virginia’s systems, or contact our Faculty Open Access Librarian, Winston Barham.

Want to learn more about publishing options and how the Library can help? Your Subject Liaison and the Scholarly Communications Team members listed above are ready to assist!

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