UCSB and UC Resources

The ORCID Information Guide is intended to provide UCSB researchers with general information about ORCID, ORCID iDs, and ORCID records. Coverage includes what ORCID iDs are, why you might want to use an ORCID, how to use ORCID, ORCID's interoperability with other scholarly communication systems you may use (within and outside UC), and how to register for and ORCID iD.

UCSB Library Scholarly Communication Brochure provides basic information about scholarly communication, publishing, and the scholarly communication resources and services of the UCSB Library.

UCSB Library scholarly communication event videos, powerpoint slides, and flyers.

UC scholarly communication resources and services available to UCSB students, faculty, and staff.

Tools for Locating Open Access Articles:

Search Google Scholar or Google by article title to find open access versions of an article. In Google Scholar, look for an “All versions” link underneath the record.

Use the Open Access Button to find open access articles using the search function, or the browser extension (search by title, DOI, or PMID), and to request a free version from the author if not found online.

USe Unpaywall to find open access versions of publications from over 50,000 publishers and repositories. Use the browser extension to auto-search article DOIs.

Journal Editors' Resources

The mission of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals is to enable conversations, collaborations, and communication around scholarly journal editing and to mentor editors and authors by creating an inclusive scholarly communication landscape. 

The eScholarship Sample Author Agreement, like most publication agreements, govern the terms between the journal and the contributor (author).

The purpose of the Free Journal Network is to promote scholarly journals, controlled by the scholarly community, and run according to the Fair Open Access model. Fair Open Access journals adhere to the Fair Open Access principles.  

The University of Kansas Library's Resources for Editors of Scholarly Journals guide is intended to provide editors of scholarly journals with the tools and resources that they need to successfully manage a scholarly journal.  The extensive content is grouped by subject matter.  Select sections include launching a journal, publication agreements, increasing journal visibility and impacts, working with content aggregators, and more.

The Radical Open Access Collective is a community of scholar-led, not-for-profit presses, journals and other open access projects that promotes a progressive vision for open publishing in the humanities and social sciences. The collective offers a radical ‘alternative’ to the conservative versions of open access that are currently being put forward by commercially-oriented presses, funders and policy makers.  Members work together to champion some of the most intellectually and politically exciting ways of achieving open access that are currently available internationally.  The community is made up of publishers, theorists, scholars, librarians, technology specialists, activists and others, from different fields and backgrounds, both inside and outside of the university.

SComCat, the Scholarly Communication Technologies Catalogue, contains tools, platforms and standards to support various functions of the scholarly communication lifecycle, including creation, evaluation, publication, dissemination, preservation, and reuse.

Transitioning Society Publication to Open Access is a group of like-minded individuals from libraries, academic institutions, publishers, and consortia that provide support, advocacy, and referral services  within the publishing community and related professional organizations. Their resources lists includes guides, webinars, library publishing partners, and information about OA society publishers.  The guide is designed to help stakeholders understand the basics about journal ownership, operations, and funding models, and to begin gathering the important information necessary for OA publishing decision-making.

The UC Office of Scholarly Communication Guide to Transitioning Journals to OA is designed for scholars (faculty, students, professional researchers) from all disciplines who are involved in editing or managing journals and are considering transitioning their affiliated journals to OA, by either: a) Converting (sometimes called “flipping”) an existing subscription journal to OA, or b) Stepping away from responsibilities at an existing subscription journal to create a new, open access journal in its place.

Miscellaneous Resources

Sherpa Juliet is a database of funders' open access policies and requirements.

Sherpa Romeo aggregates and analyzes publishers' copyright and open access journal archiving policies.