Take advantage of the Virginia Tech open access policy and elevate your research profile
From: University Libraries
University Libraries and TLOS offer online workshops to help researchers take advantage of the university’s open access policy.
Virginia Tech's open access policy enables authors to legally provide open access to the accepted version (not the journal's published version) of their scholarly article, regardless of what your copyright transfer agreement says, through the university’s open scholarly repository VTechWorks. The policy follows U.S. copyright law and has been vetted by Virginia Tech's Office of Legal Counsel. More than 100 U.S. universities already have a similar policy in place.
VTechWorks is an open repository, which means that anyone around the world with an internet connection can access and download journal articles, presentations, theses, dissertations, and other documents that are hosted on the site. Openly available research is cited 18 percent more, on average, than research that is only available behind publisher paywalls. Open access facilitates the advancement of knowledge and makes a greater impact on society, including economic benefits.