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Law Faculty Publishing: A Guide

This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Law Library can assist you in getting published.

Open Access

Open Access IconThe Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship, calls for all law schools to stop publishing their journals in print format and to rely instead on electronic publication coupled with a commitment to keep the electronic versions available in stable, open, digital formats. You can find a copy of The Durham Statement at


Want to find out what your favorite journal's open access policy is?  Search for the journal title in SHERPA/RoMEO to find out what you are permitted to do with your article post-publication.

Green: archive pre-print, post-print or publisher's PDF
Blue: post-print (final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's PDF
Yellow: pre-print (pre-refereeing)
White: Archiving not formally supported

Remember that you can ALWAYS ask to retain the right to self-archive your article!

Author's Rights Resources from Scholary Publishing and Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Open Access Directories & Repositories





    Access to 791,125 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS)
    Publishes seven peer-reviewed open-access journals in a variety of scientific disciplines.

Social Sciences

  • Social Science Research Network
    Contains an abstract database (448,000 working papers) and an electronic paper collection (362,000 full text pdfs).
  • IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research
    Contains 1,200,000 items, part of a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics, RePEc.
  • Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics (AgEcon)
    Contains working papers, conference papers and journal articles in applied economics, including the subtopics of agricultural, consumer, energy, environmental, and resource economics.


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