Anneliese Taylor
Anneliese is the Head of Scholarly Communication. Contact Anneliese for help evaluating journals and publishers, assessing research impact, and for scholarly publishing resources.

Community Over Commercialization: Open Access Week 2023

“Community over Commercialization” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week (October 23-29). This theme encourages conversation around approaches to open scholarship that prioritize the interests of the research community and the public. Researchers have many options for publishing their work: from large commercial publishers to locally-supported, scholar-led open access platforms.

The University of California libraries invest in numerous not-for-profit open access and open infrastructure initiatives that enable authors to publish their work openly without incurring any author-based fees. These “diamond” open access resources are increasing in number as the research and academic communities seek scholar-led alternatives to high cost article processing and book processing charges (APCs and BPCs).

eScholarship – Open Access Publications from the University of California

Many UCSF researchers are familiar with eScholarship as the platform for depositing final versions of their scholarly article manuscripts as protected by UC’s Open Access Policies. But eScholarship is also home to close to 100 journals for the University of California academic community.

eScholarship Publishing is a comprehensive open access publishing program that offers publishing and production tools as well as professional support and consulting services for journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and other UC-affiliated original scholarship. The majority of journals do not charge APCs.

See the full list of journals on eScholarship, including Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Open scholarship investments

The California Digital Library also invests in numerous open scholarship resources in support of UC research, scholarship, and teaching. The UCSF Library does not bear the cost for the following resources. They are paid for from a pooled fund established to support the needs of the UC collective and to improve system-wide support for open scholarship.

Here’s a sampling of the community-funded open resources that UC helps support:

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See additional University of California open investments from fiscal year 2022-23.

Check out more information on open access, and contact the Library with questions.