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
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.
See our FAQ for more information.
- SPARC, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
- ARL, Issues in Scholarly Communication
- Create Change
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Budapest Open Access Initiative
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.