More and more journals are invested in open access publishing models. Open access has a proven record of reaching a wider audience, but it is not free as the name may suggest. This section surveys resources that identify open access journals and a link to application forms for financial support for article processing fees through the Library's Scholarship Open Access Reserve (SOAR) fund.

SOAR: Scholarship and Open Access Reserve Fund (Falvey Memorial Library)
Provides financial support to Villanova faculty who are interested in publishing in high quality open access journals. Faculty can apply for reimbursement of article processing fees.

Locating Open Access Journals
Describes selected resources that identify open access journals.

Evaluating Open Access Journals
Offers tools and resources to evaluate open access journals.

Falvey Funded Open Access Articles
Provides a list of articles funded through the Library's SOAR fund.

Subject Librarian Contact information

Name Subject Specialization Contact Location
Bishov, DeborahCommunication; Education & Counseling; Russian Studies 610-519-5207Room 225
Fogle, NikolausPhilosophy610-519-5182Room 227
Fry, AlfredEngineering, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science610-519-4283Room 224
Hauck, LindaBusiness, Human Resource Development610-519-8744Room 222
Hayes, EricaDigital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, and Global Interdisciplinary Studies610-519-5391Room 229
Hughes, SarahNursing, Biology, Health Sciences610-519-8129Room 220
LeBlanc, RobertACS, First-Year Experience610-519-7778Room 226
Poley, DarrenTheology & Religious Studies; Humanities & Classical Studies610-519-6371Room 230
Seibert, JuttaHistory, Art History, Irish Studies610-519-7876Room 228
Stein, MerrillPolitical Science / Psychological and Brain Sciences / Public Admin. / Naval Science / Geography & the Environment610-519-4272Room 221
Turkel, SusanSociology & Criminology, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and Gender & Women's Studies610-519-3846Room 227-230
Wingo, SarahEnglish Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature 610-519-5183Room 223