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Information Management (MI)

Welcome! This guide will point you to research resources for a variety of information management topics.

What is Open Access?

  • Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. - Peter Suber, Harvard Open Access Project
  • A publishing model that encourages scholarly communication during a time of escalating serial subscription prices
  • Is carried out largely through digital and institutional repositories, where research is posted online for anyone to access - Georgia State University Library Guide on Open Access

Open Access Explained

Open Access Portals

Open Access Journals

Listed below are Library and Information Science journals available for free to the general public under the open access publishing platform. You can search for more open access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals

SPARC: The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

SPARC is an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations helping to create systems that expand information dissemination of scholarly research and use in a networked digital environment, while responding to the needs of scholars and academe and reduce financial pressures on libraries. Learn more about SPARC.