Publishing at TAMU-CC

What is the Open Access Publication Fund?

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library, the Division of Research and Innovation, and the Office of the Provost are proud to support Open Access (OA) through the Open Access Publication Fund. The purpose of the fund is to underwrite publication charges for scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and books published in fully Open Access publications. Through the Open Access Publication Fund, TAMU-CC joins many other public universities in their commitment to Open Access initiatives.

We are pleased to announce that the Open Access Publication Fund is accepting applications for FY 2022-2023. Thanks to the the generous support of our funding partners, this year we have $48,000 to support TAMU-CC authors publishing their work through gold open access. 

How do I apply for the Open Access Publication Fund? 

Learn more about the Open Access Publication Fund. Please read through all of the policies before submitting an application. Questions? Please contact Alexa Hight, Scholarly Communication Librarian:

What is the Institutional Repository? 

An institutional repository is a type of digital repository focused on collecting, managing, and disseminating important digital content produced by the members of an institution like a university. The TAMU-CC Repository collects and provides long term public access to the scholarly output of the students, staff, faculty, and researchers of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

What is the purpose of the Institutional Repository?

The purpose of providing long term public access is to increase exposure and impact of scholarship and raise the profile of TAMU-CC scholarship on the World Wide Web. Users can post open access versions of their scholarship in the repository for online access by the public.

Learn how to add your works to the TAMU-CC Repository, including which version of previously published works you can share. 


One way to ensure that your work is discoverable and correctly cited, is to have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for your work.

Most publishers provide DOIs for works that are published; however, you may have works such as white papers, data sets, images, reports, etc. that do not get receive a DOI. TAMU-CC provides DOIs for works such as these and more. Learn how to receive a DOI.

What are my rights as an author?

Author’s rights vary depending on the agreement you sign with the publisher. SHERPA/RoMEO is a service that helps authors identify their rights based on the publisher and their policies.

Why publish Open Access? 

Publications that are openly available are more likely to have a larger audience and as a result are cited more often.

Find Open Access Journals in education or learn more about Open Access

Predatory publishers 

The issue of predatory publishing existed prior to open access, however, predatory publishers have proliferated under open access. You can learn how to identify predatory publishers

Are you interested in starting your own Open Access Publication? 

Learn how to start your own open access journal hosted through the Bell Library.