Memberships with open access publishers are instituted when they save time and effort for University of Calgary authors and for those administering the Open Access Authors Fund as well as providing discounts or savings on article processing charges (APCs). The Open Access Authors Fund has memberships with two OA publishers:
BioMed Central (BMC)
The Open Access Authors Fund has a prepay membership with BMC. APCs are paid for automatically out of an account set up with the publisher. Authors do not receive any invoices. There is a discount on article processing charges.
The Open Access Authors Fund has an annual membership with Hindawi. A flat fee is paid every year that covers APCs for all articles published in Hindawi journals by University of Calgary authors. The number of articles published in the previous year determines the amount paid.
Note that with all memberships, the criteria for coverage by the Open Access Authors Fund still need to be met.
Memberships with other publishers may be established in the future. This is dependent on a number of factors such as structure of a membership, the number of articles from University of Calgary authors with a publisher in the past, the expected number of articles from University of Calgary authors with a publisher in the future, and financial considerations. Please feel free to contact the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian about any OA publisher membership
Back to the Open Access Authors Fund.
For more information, please contact:
Christie Hurrell, MA, MLIS
Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian
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