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Faculty Open Access Publishing

Georgetown faculty are contributing to open access scholarly publishing in many ways:

Publishing in OA Journals
A search of articles in Web of Science (includes arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences) shows a steady increase in the number of open access articles authored by Georgetown faculty:

  • 2016: 12%
  • 2015: 9%
  • 2014: 8%
  • 2013: 7%
  • 2012: 6%
  • 2011: 5%
  • 2010: 5%

Self-Archiving in DigitalGeorgetown
Many Georgetown faculty have made their publications available in our open access institutional repository, DigitalGeorgetown. Click here for instructions on how to submit your work.

Publishing OA Books
Professor Nicole Rizzuto's book, Insurgent Testimonies: Witnessing Colonial Trauma in Modern and Anglophone Literature, published by Fordham University Press in 2015 was also published in an open access edition through the Knowledge Unlatched program.

Of the forthcoming Knowledge Unlatched open access books, three are by Georgetown faculty:

Supporting OA Journals
Georgetown faculty serve as editors of open access journals:

  • Revista de Análisis Económico is an international, bilingual open access journal co-published by Georgetown University and Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile since 1986. Professor James Albrecht is the editor. Content from this journal is freely available, and users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, provided that the source is properly cited.

  • Globalización, Competitividad y Gobernabilidad de Georgetown/Universia an international, bilingual open access journal co-published by Georgetown University and Universia in Spain since 2007. Professor Ricardo Ernst is the editor-in-chief. The journal publishes articles about the effects of globalization on the competitiveness and governability of businesses and countries in Latin America.

  • Professor David Lightfoot has played a leading role in open access publishing of two key linguistics journals:
    • Language, the flagship journal of the Linguistic Society of America, has selected current articles available for free as well as all content since 2013 available for free one year after publication.
    • Semantics and Pragmatics is a fully open access, peer-reviewed journal established by the Society in 2013.
  • Georgetown's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and Mortara Center for International Studies received a Carnegie grant, part of which will fully subsidize article processing charges for two years (2016 and 2017) for Research & Politics, a gold open access journal published by Sage. Professor Erik Voeten is an editor of the journal. Research & Politics began in 2014 and publishes short, accessible articles that present novel findings or insights, or fresh views on current disputes or classic papers.

Please send updates for this page to Meg Oakley, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication.