September 17, 2021

Florida State University Libraries Debuts New Open Access Publishing Program

From FSU

Florida State University Libraries is launching FSU’s first open-access publishing program.

Florida State Open Publishing (FSOP) provides the university’s faculty, students and staff with the digital publishing tools and support needed to produce peer-reviewed, open scholarly publications, educational resources and other digital research outputs.

Created to address gaps in traditional scholarly publishing, FSOP aims to make FSU’s scholarly output more accessible, diverse and innovative.

“We are excited to launch the university’s first open publishing program, which will support our community’s cutting-edge research and foster a more diverse scholarly publishing ecosystem at FSU,” said Gale Etschmaier, dean of FSU Libraries. “Through FSOP, our researchers will be able to publish on a range of interdisciplinary topics for which there may not be established publishing venues. They can create publications that push beyond the limitations of traditional books and articles and share their scholarship with more people around the world.”

FSOP welcomes projects from all disciplines, languages and FSU-affiliated authors regardless of the scope of their work. Founded on principles of inclusivity and diversity, the program is particularly interested in promoting scholarship by or about underrepresented groups. FSOP’s publications are released under flexible copyright licenses that allow authors to retain their copyrights, enabling them to share their work with colleagues and research communities to reuse their work in innovative ways.

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Direct to Florida State Open Publishing Website

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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