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Chemistry: Open Access

UHM's Open Access Policy

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The Open Access Policy for UHM (pdf) helps disseminate UHM research and scholarship as widely as possible, giving greater exposure to UHM researchers and their scholarship and advancing global scholarship. The policy applies to faculty research articles published as of Fall 2012.

To comply with UHM's Open Access Policy:

  • Submit your work to ScholarSpace
    • Opt-out using the waiver form: possible reasons include submission to another open access repository or a publisher that will not allow use of a preprint, postprint, or publisher's pdf
  • Review your license or copyright agreements
    • See what your journal's policy is using Sherpa/Romeo
    • Communicate UHM's Open Access Policy to your publisher
    • Add an author addendum (doc) to your agreement to retain your copyright

ACS Open Access

ACS announced options that have either no author fees (ACS Central Science 2014) or fees that begin as low as $750, see

PhD Comics and Open Access

Open Access Explained!, from PhD Comics from Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen.