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.
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 commons.library.stonybrook.edu, or contact Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication, to discuss Academic Commons, open access or other scholarly communication topics. Email Mona.Ramonetti@stonybrook.edu call 631.632.1740.
Open Access Week is a worldwide event designed to promote open access as the new default in scholarly research and publishing. Now in its eighth year of events, current and past events are archived on its website.
This guide will provide you with an introduction to Open Access (OA). Open Access is quickly growing in the academic community as a way to freely share and disseminate information equal in quality (i.e. peer reviewed) and reliability to traditionally published resources.