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Scholarly Communications

Information for the Bates College community on topics in Scholarly Communications including: open access, author's rights, copyright, and more.

Why Open Access?

Take a look at our Open Access page for more information and resources!

Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons provides "free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice."

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Pathways to Open @ Bates

Pathways to Open Roadmap

SCARAB (Scholarly Communication and Research at Bates)

SCARAB is our Institutional Repository at Bates College. It contains faculty scholarship, student theses, college archival material (including the college newspaper "The Bates Student"), conference proceedings and more! Take a look at our SCARAB page for more information and resources!

Read and Publish with Cambridge University Press

Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin have an agreement with Cambridge University Press. The agreement provides access to Cambridge journals and unlimited coverage of Article Processing Charges (APCs) to our authors who publish Open Access in Gold OA or Hybrid OA Cambridge journals.

The agreement term runs from 2021 through 2023.

For more information including eligibility rules, visit: