How can I make my research findings Open Access?


  • Publish in Open Access Journals
    • Search for reputable open access journals using the Directory of Open Access Journals.
    • Some open access journals require authors to pay an article processing charge (APC). FSU has an Open Access Fund to assist with these publication fees.
    • The FSU College of Medicine publishes a peer-reviewed open access diabetes journal, The PLAID Journal, which does not charge any fees.
  • Work with Professional Societies on OA Initiatives
    • Persuade your professional societies to make their own journals open access, or endorse OA for other journals in the field.
  • Comply with Federal Public Access Mandates
    • Many federal agencies require that articles (and sometimes datasets) produced from grant-funded research be freely shared with the public.


If you have questions about open access or making your work freely available, contact Roxann Mouratidis, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

  • Last Updated Feb 25, 2022
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