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UA Libraries investments in open

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.

Investments that support UA author publication costs

  • Biochemical Society
    • We have signed a transformative renewal agreement with the Biochemical Society covering publication in any of the Society’s seven (7) journals. As of January 1, 2020, the open access article process charges (APC) for any UA-affiliated corresponding author will be covered in full by our agreement. In order to receive the APC waiver, UA corresponding authors should indicate their institutional affiliation as UA during the submission process. We highly recommend that UA authors also use their UA email address, as use of the UA email domain (“arizona.edu”) also confirms the UA affiliation. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Dubinsky at open-access@email.arizona.edu.
  • BioMed Central
    • We are an institutional member which entitles UA authors to a 15% discount on APCs for BMC and SpringerOpen titles. Please see BMC’s “Submission Guidelines for Authors Requesting a Membership Discount” for exact directions when submitting your manuscript. The corresponding author must be affiliated with UA for the discount to apply. If you do not see the discount applied to your invoice or if you have questions, please contact Ellen Dubinsky at open-access@email.arizona.edu.
  • Cambridge University Press
    • We have signed a transformative Read and Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) for UA-affiliated corresponding authors that provides a complete waiver on all Article Processing Charges (APCs) associated with open access publication. Beginning January 1, 2021, UA authors will be able to publish their articles at no cost in any CUP journal that provides an open access publication option (fully OA and hybrid/partial OA journals). UA-affiliated corresponding authors must indicate their UA institutional affiliation at the time of submission. We highly recommend that UA authors also use their UA email address, as use of the UA email domain (“arizona.edu”) also confirms the UA affiliation. UA authors will also have the option to retroactively convert articles published non-OA in CUP journals during the three (3) term of this agreement. Any request to convert to OA must be made in the same year that the article was published.
  • Company of Biologists
    • We have signed a transformative agreement with the Company of Biologists that provide a complete waiver on all Article Processing Charges (APCs) associated with open access publication in the journals Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology. As of January 1, 2021, UA-affiliated corresponding authors will be able to publish at no cost in these journals. In order to receive the APC waiver, UA corresponding authors should indicate their institutional affiliation as UA during the submission process. Please use your UA email address, as use of the UA email domain (“*.arizona.edu”) is required.
  • Electrochemical Society
    • We have signed an agreement with the Electrochemical Society that provides UA-affiliated corresponding authors with a complete waiver on all Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access publication in both the ECS Journal of Solid State Science & Technology and the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. This agreement begins on January 1, 2021. UA-authors must notify IOPScience (publisher of the ECS journals) of their eligibility for an APC waiver when submitting to the journal. We highly recommend that UA authors also use their UA email address, as use of the UA email domain (“arizona.edu”) also confirms the UA affiliation.
  • Frontiers
    • We are an institutional member. UA-affiliated authors currently receive a 10% discount on their APCs. The discount will apply when the corresponding author or any co-author is affiliated with UA. If a University of Arizona-affiliated corresponding author submits their manuscript with an affiliated institutional email address domain, the discount will be automatically applied. If submission is done with another email domain, but the University of Arizona is indicated as the author’s affiliation, Frontiers will verify eligibility for the discount with the University of Arizona Libraries. If you do not see the discount applied to your invoice or if you have questions, please contact Ellen Dubinsky at open-access@email.arizona.edu.
  • MDPI
    • We participate in MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) through which UA-affiliated authors receive a 10% discount on their APCs. Authors are prompted in the last step of submission to determine if they are eligible for discounts under the MDPI IOAP program. If the institution provides the IP-range, then the IOAP is pre-selected if authors are submitting from within the network of the institution (IP range detection). If you do not see the discount applied or if you have questions, please contact Ellen Dubinsky at open-access@email.arizona.edu.
  • PeerJ
    • We are an institutional member. The Library's “pre-payment account” covers the cost of a basic membership ($399) for each UA author; allowing authors to publish one article per year for free with PeerJ. Please visit the PeerJ-UA webpage for details about associating a PeerJ membership with UA. If you do not see the discount applied or if you have questions, please contact Ellen Dubinsky at open-access@email.arizona.edu.
  • The Royal Society
    • We have signed an open access membership agreement with The Royal Society that provides all UA-affiliated corresponding authors with a 25% discount on the article processing charges (APCs) for all Royal Society journals. This discount will apply to both the Royal Society fully open access journals and hybrid (partially open access) journals. When a UA author submits an article and selects an Open Access option on the Royal Society web site, they will be directed to a list of participating Member Institutions. Authors will then be asked to confirm whether their institution is a Member Institution and thus eligible for the APC discount. We highly recommend that UA authors also use their UA email address, as use of the UA email domain (“arizona.edu”) also confirms the UA affiliation.

Investments in memberships & initiatives that advance OA

  • arXiv
    • We are a supporting member of arXiv, the preprints database for physics, math, computer science, quantitative biology and finance, and statistics.
  • Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
    • We are a member of COAR, an international association of libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others that works to support and advance the capacity, functionality, and future of open access repositories.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    • We are an academic library member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • DuraSpace
    • We are a member of DuraSpace, a non-profit that advances the design, development, and sustainability of the open source DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO projects.
  • Library Publishing Coalition (LPC)
    • We are a founding institutional member of LPC, a community-led association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing. These library publishers preference open access dissemination and embrace new forms of scholarly communication.
  • OAPEN
    • OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. OAPEN provides services for publishers, libraries, and research funders in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.
  • Open Book Publishers
    • We are a library member of Open Book Publishers (OBP), one of the largest independent open access academic publishers in the English-speaking world. Through our membership, all UA faculty, students, and staff have free access to the various formatted digital editions of every one of OBP’s titles.
  • Open Library of Humanities
    • We have joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges -- the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.
  • Open Textbook Network
    • We are a member of the Open Textbook Network (OTN) which promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.
  • PhilPapers
    • We invest in PhilPapers, the online research hub in philosophy that serves as an open access aggregator and archive.
  • PsyArXiv
    • We are a charter member of PsyArXiv, the preprints database for the psychological sciences.
  • punctum books
    • We are a Supporting Library Member of punctum books, an open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing.
  • Reveal Digital
    • Reveal Digital uses a library crowd-funding model in which libraries pool funds to develop open access curated primary source collections. We have contributed to the Understanding Hate in America collection.
  • SCOAP3
    • We are part of the international partnership of 3,000 libraries, funders, and research institutions working to convert journals in the field of high energy physics to open access at no cost for authors.
  • SPARC
    • We are a member of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), an advocacy organization and international alliance of nearly 800 academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
  • TRAIL (Technical Report Archive & Image Library)
    • TRAIL identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted open access to U.S. government agency technical reports.

Suggestions?

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 open-access@email.arizona.edu.