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Open Access FAQ

How does this benefit faculty members?

This policy benefits FGCU faculty members in multiple ways:

  • Authors are able to participate in Open Access without changing their publishing practices.
  • Archived scholarly articles gain more discoverability and increased research impact.
  • Multiple studies have shown a potential higher citation count and greater readership for freely accessible scholarship.
  • FGCU faculty have a stronger position to negotiate publishing agreements for scholarship covered under the policy.

How does this benefit FGCU?

The Open Access policy allows FGCU to collect, preserve, and share the scholarly output of the university. This can aid FGCU in showcasing the research to the public, potential new faculty, and potential students.