Open access to scholarly literature and research documentation increases the impact of research conducted at MSU, thus furthering the spread of new knowledge, not only for our students and affiliates, but for all those who value the pursuit of learning and innovation.MSU Library supports a variety of open access initiatives on the Montana State University Campus, and we align communications with publishers to our negotiating principles and practices in order to provide access to scholarship. 

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Library Initiatives

Read & Publish Agreements

We support publication in journals that allow for open access deposit where possible,thus, MSU Library is interested in negotiating contracts that support both read access and open access (OA) publishing that align with our negotiating principles.While we support MSU authors making their work openly available, we recognize and promote academic freedom—any agreementsnegotiated by MSU Library allow MSU authors to choosewhere and how to publishtheir work.  


Publisher:                                                                                                  How many OA articles can be funded each year?      What journals can I publish openly in under these agreements?            

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)


Cambridge University Press

Unlimited All gold and hybrid journals

Company of Biologists

Unlimited All journals

IOP Publishing

Unlimited See List

Microbiology Society


Rockefeller University Press

Unlimited All journals

Royal Society of Publishing

Unlimited All journals

Springer Nature

Set number per year *  

Taylor & Francis

Set number per year * Full open access and Open Select (hybrid) journals


Set number per year * Fully open access journals or hybrid journals


* Please be aware that it may not be possible to make your article open access under these agreements if our article entitlements have been reached at the time of your request.

Memberships & Organizations

MSU Library supports a number of initiatives and belongs to many organizations that are working to advance scholarship:


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