“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.
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