Below is a curated list of our favorite resources related to Open Access and Academic Publishing:

Open Access

West, Jevin D., Bergstrom, Theodore, & Bergstrom, Carl T. (2014). Cost Effectiveness of Open Access Publications. (PDF) Economic Inquiry, 52(4), 1315-1321. DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12117

Tennant, Jonathan P., Waldner, Fran├žois, Jacques, Damien C., et al. (2016). The academic, economic and societal impacts of Open Access: an evidence-based review. F1000Research 5(632) DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.8460.3

Bohannon, J. (2016). Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone. Science (New York, N.Y.), 352(6285), 508-12. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf5664

The Right to Research Coalition. (n.d.) Why Open Access?

The Directory of Open Access Journals

Open Access Explained! (Video)

Hall, Nina. (2016, June 16). If science is going to save the world, we need to make it open. World Economic Forum

Wilbanks, John. (2013, March 28). Licence restrictions: A fool's errand. Nature, 495(7442), 440. DOI 10.1038/495440a

Open Access Directory

Electronic Frontier Foundation. (n.d.) Open Access


Academic Publishing

Belluz, Julia, Plumer, Brad, & Resnick, Brian. (2016, September 7). The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists. Vox

Retraction Watch

Memberships & Associations



SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

Science Open