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Why Open Access?

Open Access (OA) is a common end goal among academic publishing stakeholders for good reason. And, the benefits for Trinity College’s participation in Open Access publishing are significant:

  • OA works are more easily discoverable and cited more often, which raises the visibility of Trinity scholarship.
  • Ensuring that Trinity research is widely accessible fits with Trinity’s focus on global engagement and commitment to equity.
  • Our collective investment in sustainable academic publishing models today will ensure that tomorrow’s generation of Trinity students will continue to have access to the information they need. 
  • Open Access allows faculty to connect and collaborate with their colleagues more quickly and easily, increasing their effectiveness and scholarly impact. 

How to publish work as Open Access and unlock your scholarship

A few ways to help ensure your scholarship reaches the widest audience:

  • Publish your work in the journal of your choice, but deposit a post-print (author’s manuscript) copy in the Trinity College Digital Repository, which provides free web access beyond Trinity. Many journal publishers allow authors to upload a post-peer review manuscript copy of an article to their institution’s repository. Colleges and universities that have passed Open Access “policies” or “resolutions” typically promote this method of Open Access publishing. You can look up your publisher’s policies by searching the Sherpa/Romeo database.  then submit your work directly to the Digital Repository.
  • Submit the work to an Open Access journal (Gold OA). Often, you will need to pay an article processing charge (APC) to publish the article, but sometimes the journal is independently funded by an academic society or several institutions so there is no cost to authors or subscribers. Use the Sherpa/Romeo database or the Directory of Open Access Journals to find reputable, peer-reviewed Open-Access publishers for your discipline.
  • Submit the work to a hybrid journal. Many journals from the big publishers are hybrid, in that content within journal volumes can be either paywalled or open depending on whether authors have paid an APC. 
  • Negotiate with your journal or monograph  publisher upfront to retain your copyrights. Read more about this from SPARC and use their Author Addendum with publishers.

Learn more

Here are some suggested readings on Open Access and some of the inherent equity issues in the financial models currently in use, particularly the author-pays model:

Faculty publications recently added to the Digital Repository

Trinity’s Institutional Repository is a digital archive that showcases and provides access to scholarly and creative works by Trinity College community members. Works in the Repository are open to anyone on or off campus, resulting in increased readership and visibility.

  • by Elise Castillo et al.
    Alongside the immediate challenges of operating schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, over the past year, parents, students, and policymakers around the country have also debated equity and access to some of the country’s most elite and segregated public schools. This qualitative case study examines how New York City activists conceptualized educational equity during the pandemic. […]
  • by Mira Debs et al.
    Background: New York City is one of the most segregated school districts in the country, but in the last nine years, school integration has moved from being marginal to a central education policy. Existing narratives have emphasized parents, school and political leaders, downplaying the significance of citywide coalitions of activists, especially youth activists. Purpose: We […]
  • by Mark P. Silverman
    A charged particle analogue of the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiments with photons is described wherein the correlation of electron intensity at two detectors is modulated by magnetic flux confined to a region from which the electrons are excluded. The experimental conditions differ substantially from those of the Aharonov-Bohm effect.
  • by Mark P. Silverman
    Body Mass Index (BMI), defined as the ratio of individual mass (in kilograms) to the square of the associated height (in meters), is one of the most widely discussed and utilized risk factors in medicine and public health, given the increasing obesity worldwide and its relation to metabolic disease. Statistically, BMI is a composite random […]
  • by Terje Hill et al.
    Let X be a compact Hausdorff space, and let {Ax : x ∈ X} and {Bx : x ∈ X} be collections of Banach algebras such that each Ax is a Bx-bimodule. Using the theory of bundles of Banach spaces as a tool, we investigate the module amenability of certain algebras of Ax-valued functions on […]
  • by Jack Dougherty et al.
    At traditional academic research centers, faculty and graduate students make decisions on what topics to study. But the Liberal Arts Action Lab “flips the script” by empowering local residents of Hartford, Connecticut to drive this process. In this chapter we compile, analyze, and reflect on two years of data generated by Action Lab partnerships to […]
  • by Samantha McCarthy et al.
    Campus Reform is a right-wing website that hires students to write articles accusing universities and faculty members of “liberal bias.” These pieces circulate widely within the right-wing media ecosystem, where they can inspire self-deputized online vigilantes to harass faculty members and college administrators to sanction their faculty members. We argue that Campus Reform is part […]
  • by Isaac Kamola
  • by Benjamin J. Toscano et al.
    Understanding demographic responses to mortality is crucial to predictive ecology. While classic ecological theory posits reductions in population biomass in response to extrinsic mortality, models containing realistic developmental change predict the potential for counterintuitive increase in stage-specific biomass, i.e. biomass overcompensation. Patterns of biomass overcompensation should be predictable based on differences in the relative energetic […]
  • by Benjamin J. Toscano et al.
    Theoreticians who first observed alternative stable states in simple ecological models warned of grave implications for unexpected and irreversible collapses of natural systems (i.e., regime shifts). Recent ecosystem-level shifts engendering considerable economic losses have validated this concern, positioning bistability at the vanguard of coupled human-environment systems management. While the perturbations that induce regime shifts are […]