Vanderbilt’s Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing

As the scholarly publishing landscape has grown more complex with the advent of new publishing models, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries has negotiated transformative (read-and-publish) agreements with several publishers to better support faculty, staf

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a dual appointment. Which email address should I use when submitting a manuscript?

  • Best practice is to use your email address.

What if I miss a publisher's deadline to have my article published as open access?

  • Some publishers allow for free retroactive changes to open access during limited periods. The library encourages authors to select the OA option at the point of acceptance as there is no guarantee that we can transition it to OA later without the author paying a fee.

What is a Creative Commons license?

  • A Creative Commons (CC) license provides for the free distribution, usually with attribution to the author, of a copyright protected work. 

What are the different types of Creative Commons licenses?