October 30, 2012
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
Beginning this week, the University of California campuses have launched a pilot open access fund for scholarly articles. This fund will help offset open access publishing charges for authors who do not have grant funds available to cover them. Eligible charges include Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Open Access (OA) fees for fully open access journals. Funds from the pilot may not be used for color charges, page charges, illustration charges, or submission charges. Articles must be made freely available at the time of initial publication, without any embargo periods.
UC San Diego faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, researchers, and staff are eligible to apply for funds. The fund will pay up to $1000 per article in a fully open access journal (journals in which all articles are immediately available open access), and has a cap of one article per author per year.
The California Digital Library (CDL) and UC campuses are providing the funds in order to support UC researchers interested in reshaping models of scholarly publishing. The chief goals of the program include fostering greater dissemination of the work of University of California scholars and encouraging greater awareness of authors' rights. Campuses will track how the funds are spent, and the success and sustainability of the pilot will be evaluated after 12-18 months.
For more information and instructions on how to apply for funds, please view the LibGuide located at http://ucsd.libguides.com/openaccess or contact Nancy Stimson, the Outreach Services Coordinator at UCSD's Biomedical Library at (858) 534-6321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.