UC Davis Open Access Fund Pilot
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the benefits of Open Access publishing?
- Retaining copyright of your work and making use of alternative
forms of publishing that do not place restrictions on access enlarges
your audience and accelerates research. Additional information may be
University of California Reshaping Scholarly Communication (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/) and UC Davis scholarly communication (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/schcomm/).
- Who is eligible? How much will the fund pay? Are there award
- UC Davis Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty,
post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students are
eligible to participate in the pilot. We request that authors with
sufficient funding from grants or contracts not utilize these funds
to allow others to share in the benefit of open publications.
- The fund will pay up to $1000.
- Only one request is funded per individual during the pilot.
- What types of charges will the fund cover?
- Funds are available to pay open access fees and article publication
charges for fully open access journals:
- Fees to publish in journals in which all articles are immediately
available open access
- Articles must be made freely available at the time of initial
publication, with no embargo periods. Funds from the pilot are
not available to cover color charges, page charges,
illustration charges, or submission charges.
- Is this related to the draft faculty-proposed
Open Access Policy for the University of California (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/)?
- No, it is unrelated. This pilot will pay costs of publishing new
research in open access journals; it will involve funds provided by
CDL and UC Davis, and administered by the UCD University Library.
The proposed Open Access Policy (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/FinalDraft_Proposed_OA_Policy_2012.pdf)PDF
is focused on open access archiving regardless of place of publication,
and is currently under discussion by faculty senates.
- When does the pilot begin and end?
- The pilot will begin October 22, 2012 and be evaluated after 12-18
- Will the pilot become a permanent fund?
- We will assess use of the pilot fund and conduct surveys of faculty,
graduate students, and other UC Davis individuals to determine whether
to establish a permanent fund.
- Who do I contact for more information?
- Mary Wood, Pilot OA Fund Administrator