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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 fully open access articles authored by Georgetown faculty:

  • 2020: 20%
  • 2019: 18%
  • 2018: 17%
  • 2017: 14%
  • 2016: 15%
  • 2015: 9%
  • 2014: 9%
  • 2013: 8%
  • 2012: 7%
  • 2011: 6%
  • 2010: 5%

Self-Archiving in DigitalGeorgetown
Georgetown faculty can make their publications available in DigitalGeorgetown, our open access institutional repository in accordance with the terms of the publication agreements. Note that most publishers do not allow the final published version of an article to be archived in an institutional repository. However, accepted manuscripts (the version after peer review and before copyediting) can usually be archived, though publishers will often require an embargo period of 6-12 months. 

Click here for instructions on how to submit your work. Contact Meg Oakley, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication for more information about what can be uploaded to DigitalGeorgetown.

Publishing OA Books

The following books by Georgetown faculty were published in open access editions through the Knowledge Unlatched program. 

Additional open access book publishing initiatives are currently being implemented by publishers, including the Direct to Open program from MIT Press, Luminos from University of California Press, the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot funded by the Mellon Foundation, and Lever Press, a collaboration among liberal arts colleges. These program will allow Georgetown faculty additional opportunities for open access book publication.

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

  • Revista de Análisis Económico is an international, bilingual open access journal published by Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile since 1986. Professor James Albrecht is a member of the Editorial Board. 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 fully subsidized article processing charges for two years (2016 and 2017) for Research & Politics, a gold open access journal published by Sage.  Professor Erik Voeten is a founder and former editor of the journal, and Professor Diana Kapiszewski is an associate editor. 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.