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Earth and Environmental Sciences



This is a guide to the major resources in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College.

Journal quality - where should I publish

Open Access Funds Available

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The University Libraries, in collaboration with the Provost, has established a fund to finance payment of article processing fees for Boston College authors who publish in peer-reviewed, fully open access journals.

Learn more about the policies of the fund. Submit an application for funding.

Boston College Dataverse

The Boston College Dataverse is an open access data repository for researchers affiliated with Boston College. The repository consists of datasets produced by the Boston College community, available for public access and re-use. Each dataset includes citation information and a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), facilitating attribution, usage tracking and linking of data to research publications. Boston College Dataverse can play an important role in fulfilling Data Management Plan requirements by funding agencies, such as NSF and NIH, and provide for data re-use and archiving.This archive is supported by the Boston College Libraries and hosted by the Harvard Dataverse Network. For more information consult the Dataverse at Boston College help guide.


eScholarship@ BC More Reach for Your Research

eScholarship@BC is the institutional repository of Boston College, managed by the Libraries. We  showcase and preserve Boston College's scholarly output in digital form and make it freely accessible, supporting the social justice mission of the University.The content of  eScholarship@BC includes scholarly and creative work and research affiliated with Boston College. Materials in eScholarship@BC receive robust digital preservation to ensure that they will be available well into the future. 

Library support for publishing

The library offers information,  funding, and services in support of publishing your research.  We can help you determine which journals to consider submitting your research to (and which ones to avoid), provide funding for your publication in fully Open Access journals, or even help launch a new Open Access journal at BC.  We also provide repositories for both your articles and your data.