Information on Open Access and Transformative Agreements

The Vanderbilt University Libraries are signing numerous licenses with academic publishers who are promoting open access journals. Currently there are more than 1000 journals available across all disciplines to publish in. These transformative agreements are different from the traditional publishing models because they promote open access which also produces more views and more citations.

For more information on Open Access (OA) – Open Access Basics – Author Services – Research Guides at Vanderbilt University

For more information on Transformative Agreements and a listing of publishers and journals – Home – Vanderbilt’s Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing – Research Guides at Vanderbilt University

IMPORTANT: Corresponding authors from VU and VUMC are eligible for the open access discount or subsidy. Once you submit to a journal, select Vanderbilt (University). You must include your or email address.

For assistance with publishing, please contact us via the ASK BIOMEDICAL form.


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Mikki, S. Scholarly publications beyond pay-walls: increased citation advantage for open publishing. Scientometrics 113, 1529–1538 (2017).

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