Open Access Authors Fund
Since 2009, Libraries and Cultural Resources has maintained an Open Access Authors Fund to help researchers pay for the article processing charges (APCs) on eligible open access publications. This fund has supported authors choosing to make their publications open for anyone to read.
As of October 1, 2018, the funds allocated to the Open Access Authors Fund for this fiscal year have been exhausted, and due to budget constraints will not be reinstated.
Open Access continues to be an important value for Libraries and Cultural Resources and we continue to support it in numerous ways:
- PRISM, our digital repository, allows authors to deposit versions of articles to make them openly accessible and compliant with funder policies on Open Access (for example the Tri-Agency Policy on Open Access to Publications)
- Our journal hosting service provides free hosting to Open Access scholarly journals
- Assisting academic authors in evaluating prospective publishing avenues and finding low- or no-cost ways of making works openly accessible
Libraries and Cultural Resources will continue to explore ways of supporting Open Access that are sustainable for both the University of Calgary and for the academic community globally. If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to Christie Hurrell, Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org or James Murphy, Research and Learning Librarian email@example.com.
Note about submissions to BioMedCentral and Hindawi
The Library had two pre-pay memberships with Open Access Publishers, BioMedCentral and Hindawi. Eligible manuscripts that were submitted to these two publishers prior to October 1, 2018 but have not yet been accepted for publication will still be covered by the Fund.
Journal Subscription Discounts
Through library licensing agreements with certain publishers, APC discounts are available to University of Calgary authors interested in submitting to their open access journals:
- Canadian Science Publishing. 50% discount. When submitting, please identify yourself as a University of Calgary researcher to qualify for the discount.
- American Chemical Society. University of Calgary is an "ACS subscribing institution" so affiliated authors qualify for a discount.
- PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). The University of Calgary has a site license with PNAS; as such, authors are eligible for discounted open access fees.
- MDPI. 10% discount
- AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). The journal Science Advances offers discounts.
- Sage. 40% discount on OA publishing for selected journals. See below.
- Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019 11:38 AM
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