Ask a Librarian

How do I make my work available with Open Access?

WVUScholar is the university's institutional repository: a library initiative designed to provide a central online location for faculty to share their scholarly output with the world.

  • What are the advantages of depositing my work in WVUScholar?
    Your work is available to scholars and students worldwide, findable with Google and other search engines, and preserved and protected by the WVU Libraries. You can guarantee that your work will be available in a consistent location to be read and cited by scholars for years to come.
  • What kind of things can I deposit in WVUScholar?
    WVUScholar is intended for all kinds of scholarly research materials and content including preprints, previously published material (if allowed by the journal author agreement), working papers, technical reports, conference presentations, data sets, as well as other scholarship not usually submitted for peer-reviewed publications.
  • How do I deposit my work to WVUScholar?
    The library is in the process of building online upload tools for your content. In the meantime, please contact Molly Dolan, WVU's Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Journals with reduced author fees for WVU faculty

The WVU Libraries are very interested in the future of scholarly communication: the global system by which information is created by researchers, distributed by publishers, and organized, made accessible, and preserved by libraries. The Libraries support the changes proposed to this system by recent developments in open access. WVU Libraries has negotiated reduced fees for faculty who publish their work in the following open access journals:

  • BioMed Central (BMC)
    • 15% discount on the Article Processing Charge when publishing in BioMed Central journals.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    • 10% discount on publication fees in all PLoS journals
  • Hindawi
    • WVU-affiliated authors are exempt from publication fees for Hindawi journals.
  • SAGE Open
    • $195 introductory author acceptance fee (discounted from the regular price of $695)
  • Oxford Open Access Journals
    • WVU faculty may publish in Oxford Open Access Journals at a reduced fee.