Scholarly Communications Office

Scholarly Communications Office Services

  • Open Access Assistance

We manage the Princeton Open Access Repository (OAR) and helps faculty comply with the University’s Open Access Policy. Assistance is also available in complying with funding agencies’ public access policies and open access publishing and advocacy. Faculty can submit their publications to the OAR by clicking How To Make a Deposit to OAR. Questions related to Open Access or OAR should be addressed to

  • Princeton Open Access Publication Fund Program

The Princeton OA Fund Program aims to help Princeton authors, especially underrepresented groups, underwrite reasonable publication charges when publishing in fee-based Open Access (OA) publications when no other funding sources are available. Funding article charges removes barriers to open access publishing practices and promotes the value of OA to scholarship, research, and creative output. The OA Fund aligns the investment in OA with the core mission and values of the Library and University, as well as the Library’s strategic priorities. Questions related to OA Fund should be addressed to

  • Princeton Open Access Publishing Program

The Princeton OA Publishing Program aims to help Princeton faculty, researchers, students, and staff create high-quality, peer-reviewed, and open access scholarly publications.  Offering more open terms and fewer financial barriers than traditional publishing models, OAPP supports new forms of scholarship, complements teaching and learning initiatives, promotes diversity and inclusion in academic publishing, and drives innovation and reform in academic publishing. In alignment with PUL’s mission, the program aims to steward and provide access to outstanding information resources. Questions related to OA Publishing Program should be addressed to

  • Copyright Consultation

Working with the Office of General Counsel, the Scholarly Communication Office assists faculty and students with questions related to copyright (such as how to legally share your publications, how to retain some author rights when publishing, how to address creative commons), fair use, and permissions. More information about copyright can be found on the copyright website. Questions related to Copyright should be addressed to

  • Educational Programs

We host events and provide training to raise awareness of Open Access and Scholarly Communication issues at Princeton and assist faculty, researchers and students who wish to make their work open to the public. The past and current events can be found here. Questions related to Open Access should be addressed to