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Information for Authors

Benefits to you

Not only does USpace provide a way to promote open scholarly communication, preserve access to your work, and a stable link to retrieve it, but it will most likely be read by a larger audience and cited more times. Some studies have estimated that open access articles are cited 50% to 250% more than non open access articles. 1

Contributing to USpace

Ready to contribute! Get in touch with your library contact:

Donald Williams, IR Coordinator, Marriott Library
Mike Thelin, IR Coordinator, Eccles Health Sciences Library
Suzanne Darais, IR Coordinator, Quinney Law Library

We'll do most of the work, so it won't take much of your time.

You can contribute pre- and post-print journal articles, creative research, lectures, learning objects, data sets, animations, recordings, reports, and more.

Publishing in open access journals

If you're looking to publish an article, you may want to consider publishing it in an open access journal. There are many peer-reviewed high impact open access journals. See the Directory of Open Access Journals or contact us for a list of open access journals in your discipline.

Retaining your copyright

If you have a copyright transfer agreement from a publisher and you don't want to transfer your copyright or want to retain some rights, then you can fill out and attach an Author's Addendum to the contract. By retaining some or all of your rights, you can ensure that you can use the material in your classroom, deposit in an institutional repository, self-archive, and use for future projects. If you're not quite sure what your contract allows or would like to know more, your library contact will be happy to help.

More Questions

See our FAQ for more information.

External Resources

1A bibliography of studies on citation impact for open access articles, has been compiled by the Open Citation Project: http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html.

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