Friday, October 18, 2013

Open Access Week - Oct. 21-27, 2013

Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” 
Peter Suber, Open Access Overview

Gettysburg supports OA with The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College. The Cupola is a collection of scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students, and other members of our college community.

Cupola Fun Facts

First paper posted


Number of items*


Dept with most items

Physics – 75!

Number of downloads*


Number of countries from which readers visit*


Number of journals


*as of 10/9/13

How does OA publication benefit authors?

  • Discoverability. Content is indexed by Google and other search engines, so readers find your work quickly.
  • Citation impact. OA works are cited more often than non-OA works. OA citation advantage varies by discipline. See Swan, Alma (2010) The Open Access citation advantage: Studies and results to date.
  • Share a wide range of scholarship. The Cupola can host posters, presentations, conference papers, audio, video, and images, in addition to conventional publications like articles and book chapters.
  • Know more about usage. Cupola authors receive monthly emails with download counts and detail about visitors.

Want to learn more?

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