November 27, 2015

University of California Libraries Announce Open Access Publishing Fund Pilot

From CDLINFO News:

The UC Libraries are pleased to announce new campus-based open access fund pilots to support UC faculty members who wish to make their research findings immediately and freely available to the public. Funded in part by the California Digital Library, these new open access funds will help pay the article processing charges for UC authors who want to make their articles available via open access publishing.

From the Open Access Publishing Fund Pilot Web Page

The business models for some open access journals shifts the cost of publication from subscriptions to authors by charging the author an article processing fee. In many fields, particularly the sciences, that fee is then charged to a research grant. Recognizing that not all scholars have grant monies to draw on, the California Digital Library has collaborated with UC campus libraries to develop this pilot program.


The UC campuses participating in this pilot are listed below.

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