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Library Launches Pilot Open Access Fund

Piggy bank with Open Access logo

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.

For more information, see the program overview and FAQs and the eligibility and guidelines.

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