Library Launches Pilot Open Access Fund
Publishing in open access (OA) journals has become a popular choice for UCSF authors. Yet more authors would choose OA if they had funds to cover the publication charges. The Library has begun a pilot to help authors pay article processing charges and other OA publishing fees. The goals of the program are to:
- Foster greater dissemination of the work of UCSF scholars.
- Encourage author control of copyright.
- Provide opportunities for libraries, faculty, and campus groups to engage in discussion about open access and scholarly communication.
- Demonstrate an institutional commitment to open access and alternative and not-for-profit publishing models.
UCSF current faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, fellows, residents and professional students may apply for funds so long as they do not have another source of funds to cover the charges.