Oxy Scholar is Institutional Repository of scholarly work at Occidental. It hosts open access peer reviewed journals, such as Décalages, CTSJ: Journal of Undergraduate Research, and The Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.
What is Oxy Scholar? [From OxyScholar]
OxyScholar is a platform for digital scholarly work created at Occidental College by members of the Occidental community. Designed to collect, preserve, and provide open-access to faculty research, selected student projects, and journals, OxyScholar is sponsored by the Center for Digital Learning & Research. OxyScholar content is produced and made available by individual college departments and centers on campus.
Why Open Access? [From Open Access Week]
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.