UNL Libraries support Open Access
Open Access VouchersSince 2013 UNL Libraries have enabled the open access publication of 15 articles by three UNL professors through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Gold for Gold program which provides vouchers on an annual basis which can be used for open access article fees. The number of vouchers available is based on UNL’s subscription to RSC journals. Vouchers are freely available on a first come first serve basis to all individuals affiliated with UNL who are publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. To request a voucher please email Kiyomi Deards at firstname.lastname@example.org no later December 22nd.
Digital CommonsUNL’s institutional repository has been offering open access to the research done by UNL’s faculty and staff since 2005. Content from the Digital Commons is searchable by Google and averages more than six (6) million downloads per year from readers around the world. The Digital Commons contains more than 60,000 articles, papers, e-books, documents, presentations, creative activities, master's theses, and open-access dissertations. It also contains Peer-Reviewed Journals and Series and UNL Dissertations from ProQuest-UMI featuring more than 13,000 Ph.D. dissertations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Content from the Digital Commons is searchable by Google and averages more than six (6) million downloads per year from readers around the world. Bibliometric studies indicate a 25% to 400% citation advantage for articles published under open access licenses. See B. Wagner, "Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography," Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship 60 (2010); http://www.istl.org/10-winter/article2.html
For assistance in depositing documents or for more information regarding the Digital Commons, contact Paul Royster, 306 Love Library, tel. 402 472-3628, email email@example.com, or Sue Ann Gardner, 302 Love Library, tel. 402 472-8566, email firstname.lastname@example.org.