In addition to publishing in open access journals, there are other ways for U of I researchers to make their work freely available to readers. The U of I Library has three ongoing Read and Publish Agreements, giving U of I researchers the option to make their articles open access for no out-of-pocket cost (when publishing with Cambridge University Press and the Company of Biologists) or at a discounted rate (when publishing with Elsevier). Please visit our Transformative Publishing Agreements
webpage to learn more. Additionally, authors often have the right to place specific versions of their articles in disciplinary repositories or institutional repositories, such as the U of I institutional repository. However, the scope of these rights is determined by publication agreements.