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The University of Arizona Libraries are committed to supporting open access to both scholarship globally and to the published work of the UA campus community. We do this through memberships, support of OA initiatives and projects, prearranged discounts to Article Processing Charges (APCs), and our support of the UA Open Access Policy.
We have signed a transformative agreement with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) for UA-affiliated corresponding authors that provides a complete waiver on all Article Processing Charges (APCs) associated with open access publication in ACM journals, conference proceedings, and magazines. UA is paying ACM a single bulk fee to cover both article publication costs and subscription access. Authors who elect open access may select a Creative Commons license for article sharing and reuse. Authors can opt out of the open access arrangement and publish behind a paywall if they so choose. If you have questions, please contact Ellen Dubinsky at email@example.com.
Beginning in 2021, we are supporting Language Science Press in publishing 30 open access linguistics monographs per year with no author-facing book processing charges (BPCs). This support helps eliminates the financial barrier that many authors face when choosing open access publication. We have pledged to continue this support for three years through Knowledge Unlatched.
Do you know of an open access project that you think we should support? Have you heard of another publisher that offers prearranged discounted article processing charges? Please share your ideas about how the Library can promote open access. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.