We offer a wide range of services including self-archiving, promoting and distributing scholarship, providing alternative forms of Scholarly Publishing, retaining author rights, advancing open access, DigitalCommons@WayneState, consulting on copyright and research data management, and much more.

Open Access Fund

The Library System administers a fund to underwrite publication charges for materials published by full-time faculty in fee-based, peer-reviewed venues that are openly accessible.

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Jan 06, 2016
The Open Journal and ReScience: Two interesting scholarly publishing models

In early November, we posted on the formation of the journal Discrete Analysis, an Open Access mathematics journal that planned to leverage arXiv.org, a widely-used repository for pre-prints in the sciences, in order to operate on a very small budget. Another arXiv overlay journal, as Discrete Analysis has been called, has been announced; the Open […]


Dec 08, 2015
A Bit More on Academia.edu

Last week we posted on the inherent differences between open access repositories, such as DigitalCommons@WayneState, and scholarly-minded social media sites such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu. This issue seems to be on the mind of many recently; G. Geltner, Professor of Medieval History at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and editorial board member for the Open Library of […]


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Katherine Akers

Biomedical Research/Research Data Specialist


(313) 577-9593

Damecia Donahue

Scholarly Communications Librarian


(313) 577-5811

Cole Hudson

Digital Publishing Librarian


(313) 577-2659

Graham Hukill

Digital Publishing Librarian


(313) 577-5951

Joshua Neds-Fox

Coordinator for Digital Publishing


(313) 577-4460

Michael Priehs

Coordinator for Scholarly Communications & Copyright


(313) 577-8743