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Stony Brook University

Comparative Literature: Scholarly Communication

Open Access and More

Discover resources and information about Open Access, Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, Public Access Mandates, Research Data Management and more!

Visit the Center for Scholarly Communication and use the guides below to access collections, information and services.

Open Access Publishing Explained

Did you know?

Green Open Access = Free Open Access.  There are no expensive article processing charges with Green OA.

You can publish your research Green Open Access in the Stony Brook University Academic Commons.  Academic Commons is an open access scholarly repository for the Stony Brook University Community.

Visit the Center for Scholarly Communication or contact Darren Chase ( for more information!

Your Global Audience Is Here

The Academic Commons is an open access scholarly repository and publishing platform for the Stony Brook University community.  Works in Academic Commons are: freely accessible online, regularly backed up, easily discoverable via search engines, and assigned a permanent URL so they can always be found.

A home for your scholarship

In addition to research articles, use Academic Commons to share your manuscripts, open textbooks and more. Academic Commons supports a variety of file formats, and we encourage you to deposit related materials with your texts (including data, images, audio and video).

Begin sharing your research and creative work  Visit, or contact Darren Chase, Scholarly Communication Librarian, to discuss Academic Commons, open access or other scholarly communication topics.  Email call 631.632.9830.