OA Information For Students
I’m a graduate or undergraduate student. Why should I care?
If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you should care because Open Access means you have uninterrupted access to recent academic articles and research -- regardless of whether you are on a school network, or whether or not you have graduated.
If you publish yourself, Open Access gives your work increased visibility. If you are pursuing a career in academics, supporting Open Access means you are helping libraries at the institutions you work for in the future to spend their budgets in other areas that might benefit you.
What can I do?
- Use and cite peer-reviewed Open Access journals in your academic work.
- Stay informed about the work of student organizations and news about the Open Access movement
- Be diligent about submitting your thesis or dissertation to Emory’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation repository, and help your colleagues to understand why this is important