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Open Access Publishing

Guide adapted from Tulane University Libraries:

Open Access Publications at WMU

WMU Libraries Commitment to Open Access

WMU Libraries faculty statement on the value of open access and our role in the process.

Who to contact at WMU about Open Access

Questions, comments, and statements or concern or support about Open Access can be sent to: 

Michele Behr, Scholarly Communications and Open Educational Resources Librarian

Appointment calendar:


Author Rights

  • Most OA agreements allow you the author to retain your copyright
  • Traditional journals own the copyright of your work, meaning you can’t even post the article on your website
  • Protect your author rights from non-OA journals