Who can access the items included in EXHIBIT?

All material in EXHIBIT is freely available for users around the world to view, download and print. Upon request from individual contributors, or based on publisher requirements, some content may be restricted for specific periods of time or limited to members of the Xavier community.

Who owns the copyright to materials in EXHIBIT?

Unless otherwise noted, ownership belongs to the author of the work submitted. There may be examples where the copyright is owned by a journal or other entity. Works in the repository are protected by the copyright law of the United States.

Where can I find more information about Open Access?

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that lists open access, scholarly, peer-reviewed, full text journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

SHERPA/RoMEO is a database that provides publishers’ policies on open access.

Peter Suber is the Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and a leading voice in the open access movement. Information on open access can be found on his web site.

Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Information on open access can be found on their web site.

Studies have shown that open access articles are cited more frequently than those published in traditional subscription-only journals.

Will everything in EXHIBIT be full text?

Xavier University Library will provide open access to as much of the content in EXHIBIT as possible. When deposit of the full text is not possible due to copyright restrictions, a citation, abstract and descriptive information, including a link to an alternative location such as the version hosted by the publisher, may be added.