Florida State University Libraries Debuts New Open Access Publishing Program
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.
Direct to Florida State Open Publishing Website
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.