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Open Access

This guide will provide recommendations and assistance in finding information about Open Access.

Want to publish Open Access?

Before you pay that article processing charge, try this first:

You can often have a copy made open access for free using ThinkTech with the Green Open Access route!

Three easy steps!

  1. Save your accepted manuscript! When you get an article accepted, save the copy of the manuscript that you submit to the journal after peer review! This is often the most accepted version of a manuscript for Green Open Access.
  2. Check your journal’s Open Access policies. There is often a pathway for the “Accepted Version” of a manuscript to be put in an Institutional Repository. This is where ThinkTech is useful! It’s the institutional repository of Texas Tech University.
  3. Send it to our Digital Services Librarian Heidi Winkler ( or through our Open Access Evaluation form.