Open Access Publishing

The open access (OA) movement gives both publishers and readers the power to freely promote worldwide access to information, creating a true global reach for research. DSS is proud to support the USF Library’s OA publishing program.

Through Scholar Commons, we publish OA journals, textbooks, conferences, and more. Our support focuses on projects with direct links to the University of South Florida through its faculty, students, programs, centers, or institutes. As a service to the research community, the USF Tampa Library’s commitment to true open access to scholarly information extends to authors. This means that there are no article or submission charges for OA publications hosted on or published in Scholar Commons.

For more information on OA journal publishing, please see About Journal Publishing on Scholar Commons.

To propose an OA journal, please see our Proposal Form at

To apply for conference hosting support, please see our Conference Hosting Application at

For any other questions, please email us at

Browse our Open Access Peer-reviewed Journals: