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What can students do?

USE OPEN-ACCESS RESEARCH
There are more than 3,000 peer-reviewed open-access journals currently in publication. Find and use the open-access journals and archives in your field.

 

SHARE YOUR WORK
Writing an article for a journal? Working on your thesis or dissertation? Are you the editor of a student journal? Gain more exposure for your work and ideas — learn how to make your work open-access.

 

TAKE ACTION
Take action for Open Access on your campus. Learn how to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, organize an event on campus, pass a resolution in your student government, or ask your student organization to support Open Access.

 

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Tell the world you want Open Access to research. Click here for information about buttons, stickers, adding us on your favorite social networking site, and other ways to show your support.

 

GET IN THE LOOP
Join the SPARC email discussion network to share views with other students and get all the news you need on Open Access from SPARC.

 

For more information, visit http://www.arl.org/sparc

 

Adapted from SPARC (2008). “The Right to Research: The student guide to opening access to research.” Retrieved September 25, 2009: http://www.arl.org/sparc/bm%7Edoc/rr2008_pages.pdf

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