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Open Access Publishing

Happy Open Access Week! This year the College Library is marking the occasion by highlighting articles published by F&M faculty which were made open access by an award from the F&M Open Access Publishing Fund. Begun in 2018, the fund supports the widest possible dissemination of F&M scholarship by defraying the cost to authors of making their work open access. It is a collaboration between the College Library, the Provost's Office, and the Faculty Center.

A new article will be featured below each day along with information regarding the journal's open access policies.

Interested in finding OA journals in your field? Search the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Journal OA Profile

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Hybrid (some articles are open access)

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Article Processing Charge


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What is the F&M Open Access Publishing Fund?

Established in 2018, the Franklin & Marshall College Open Access Publishing Fund supports F&M professors who decide to publish their research in fully open access (OA), peer-reviewed journals. By reimbursing authors for the charges usually associated with OA publishing, the Fund enables F&M scholarship to be freely accessed by students and researchers around the world. The Fund is managed in accordance with the principles of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity, the University of California’s Declaration of Rights and Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication, and Plan-S.

Marine Policy


Faculty Author

Elizabeth M. De Santo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Marine Policy Open Access Information

Journal of Applied Physics


Faculty authors

Etienne Gagnon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics

Amy Lytle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics

Journal of Applied Physics Open Access Information

Etruscan Studies


Faculty author

Ann Steiner, Ph.D., Shirley Watkins Steinman Professor of Classics

Journal's OA Information

Royal Society Open Science


Faculty author

Elizabeth Lonsdorf, Ph.D., Dana Professor in the Liberal Arts, Associate Professor of Psychology

Journal's OA Information

Journal of Freshwater Ecology

Faculty author

Jaime E. Blair, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology

Student coauthors

Elizabeth Butler '19, Patricia Crigler '16, Glenn Robbins '19

Journal's Open Access Information

Bibliography by Day and Department

Monday - Biology

Elizabeth Butler, Patricia Crigler, Glenn Robbins & Jaime E. Blair (2020) Preliminary survey of Aphanomyces sp. associated with native and invasive crayfish in the Lower Susquehanna watershed of South Central Pennsylvania, Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 35:1, 223-233, https://doi.org/10.1080/02705060.2020.1779141.

Tuesday - Psychology

Lonsdorf Elizabeth V., Wilson Michael L., Boehm Emily, Delaney-Soesman Josephine, Grebey Tessa, Murray Carson, Wellens Kaitlin and Pusey Anne E. (2020) Why chimpanzees carry dead infants: an empirical assessment of existing hypotheses, Royal Society Open Science, 7:200931, http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.200931.

Wednesday - Classics

Steiner, A., & Neils, J. (2018) An Imported Attic Kylix from the Sanctuary at Poggio Colla, Etruscan and Italic Studies, 21(1-2), 98-145, https://doi.org/10.1515/etst-2018-0010.

Thursday - Physics & Astronomy

Etienne Gagnon, Amy Lytle, Charles Jabbour, and Joshua M. O. Zide. (2019) Simulating nanoisland layers in THz detectors using a Monte Carlo method, Journal of Applied Physics, 125, 034501, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5063568.

Friday - Earth & Environment

Elizabeth M. De Santo, (2018) Implementation challenges of area-based management tools (ABMTs) for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), Marine Policy, 97, 34-43, ISSN 0308-597X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.034.