Open access scholarship makes materials available digitally, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. The goal of open access is to remove pricing barriers (e.g. subscription costs) and permission barriers (e.g. restrictive licensing policies) in order to disseminate scholarship as widely as possible.
On October 4, 2011, Bucknell University adopted a faculty-endorsed institutional policy on open access publishing that obligates Bucknell faculty members to make all peer-reviewed journal articles open access.
Bucknell Digital Commons
Bucknell Digital Commons is an online space to display, disseminate, and preserve the academic and artistic output of Bucknell's faculty, staff, and students. Bucknell Digital Commons plays an important role in supporting open access scholarship at Bucknell by providing faculty members a central location make accessible journal articles covered by Bucknell's open access policy.
Bucknell Digital Commons is able to collect materials in any electronic format, including images, films, and other media, and can be customized for use with specific projects or collections.
For Bucknell-specific information, contact Bucknell's scholarly communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please see the following pages:
Bucknell Shares its Research with the World
Bucknell's Scholarly Communications Blog