The University of North Texas (UNT) has taken an active role in promoting Open Access initiatives. This page provides information and links to the many services related to Open Access that are sponsored by the UNT Libraries as well as national and international Open Access initiatives.

UNT Libraries Services

Open Access Glossary

The open access (OA) movement is part of the broader "open knowledge" or "open content" movement that covers open source software, open data from government or researchers, and open access scholarship. This guide includes some terms that relate to open access scholarship in particular.

UNT Scholarly Works

UNT Scholarly Works serves as the University of North Texas institutional repository, bringing together the research and scholarship of our university community.

UNT Data Repository

The UNT Data Repository is a central archive to provide long-term preservation and access to the research data of the UNT scholarly community.

Scholarly Communications Services

Scholarly Communications services provide assistance with copyright, licensing, author rights, and access as well as specialized questions.

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Open Access Lib Guide

This guide provides resources and information about the international Open Access movement and emerging trends in scholarly communication.

Scholarly Open Access E-Journal Support

The Scholarly Open Access E-Journal Support service provides hosting and consultation support to the UNT departments and faculty who are interested in producing their own online open access scholarly journal.

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Scholarly Publishing Services

Scholarly Publishing Services helps members of the UNT community disseminate the results of their research. Works published under the Eagle Editions imprint are free to read online and in many cases available to purchase in print and as an e-book. Furthermore, the Editors’ Roundtable supports members of the UNT community in their publishing endeavors. Individual consultations about publishing projects are also available.


National and International Initiatives

Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)

COAPI brings together represenatives from North Ameriacan universities with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies. It was formed to share information and experiences and to illuminate opportunities for moving faculty-led open access forward at member institutions and advocating for open access nationally and internationally.

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

SPARC is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.

Budapest Open Access Initiatives

The Budapest Open Access Initiative is an international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.

International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week "is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research."

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Open Access Button

The Open Access Button is a browser bookmarklet that allows you to register instances of hitting a paywall, and provides options to try and locate an open access version of the article.

Open Access Publishing Policies


This website provides a searchable database with summaries of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the conent.