UW Libraries Support for Open Access
Latest update: February, 2013
Selected UW Libraries investments in Open Access:
- Direct financial support for open access publishing:
- Open Access Journals: the UW Libraries provides support for authors who publish their work in open access journals:
- Springer science, medicine and technology open access journals:
- BMC (BioMed Central): UW Libraries' membership in BMC provides UW faculty a 15% discount on article-processing charges.
- SpringerOpen: UW Libraries' membership in SpringerOpen provides UW faculty a 15% discount on article-processing charges.
- SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics): UW Libraries' support for SCOAP3 ensures that authors pay no fees to publish in open access SCOAP3 journals, which include 10 key journals in particle physics.
- Royal Society of Chemisty: As a result of the UW Libraries subscription to the RSC Gold journals package, UW annually receives a number of vouchers which can be used to cover article publication charges (APCs) in RSC journals via RSC's "Gold for Gold" program. Contact Susanne Redalje (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to obtain one of the vouchers.
- Open Access Journal Hosting: UW Libraries offers journal hosting services free of charge. Information is available for those interested in starting a new journal or migrating an existing journal to a new publishing platform and/or model.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. UW Libraries is a full member of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy International Association, which helps fund open access to the Encyclopedia.
- Repository support:
- ArXiv: UW Libraries has been a supporter of the Sustainability Initiative since 2010.
- : PMC is the designated public repository for peer-reviewed papers arising from NIH-funded research. UW Libraries provides a (PMC)guide to understanding and complying with the NIH Public Access Policy.
- UW ResearchWorks repository service: ResearchWorks is the open access institutional repository hosted by the University of Washington Libraries:
- UW faculty and student publications can be archived free of charge in ResearchWorks.
- UW theses and dissertations:
- The UW Libraries has partnered with the UW Graduate School on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) program, which will result in most theses/dissertations becoming available open access immediately or within 2 years, with no charge to the students.
- Approximately 1000 pre-2010 dissertations have also been made openly accessible with the authors' permission.