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Scholarly Publishing & Communication : Open Access Publishing & Resources

Guide to resources on scholarly publishing and communications. Includes information on copyright, open access, data archiving, government mandates for data sharing, and measuring citation rates.

What is Open Access?

Open Access is a publishing business model that allows the immediate and free access to content for any reader in the world with an Internet connection. 

 

What is "Read & Publish?"

Read and Publish is a type of contract or agreement where the publisher provides access to journal content and no-charge Open Access publishing to an institution's authors. 

UGA Libraries support for Open Access

UGA authors receive 15% discount toward their Article Processing Charge (APC) for their accepted manuscript in a BioMedCentral journal.

UGA authors receive a 10% discount toward their APC to publish their accepted manuscript in an MDPI journal. 

UGA graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program can now apply for a grant to pay for their APC! See link and application for details. 

UGA authors can publish their papers in select Cambridge University Press journals for free for select publication types accepted between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.

UGA authors can publish their accepted their papers in select Hybrid Open Access Wiley journals for free for select publication types accepted between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024. There is an annual limit per year for the number of articles from UGA that can be published without a fee. 

Read & Publish - Cambridge University Resources

Cambridge University Press Read & Publish FAQ

I. Cambridge University Press (CUP) Read & Publish FAQ

1. I'm a UGA author, and want to publish my work OA in a Cambridge journal, do I have to pay to publish?

No. UGA authors can publish in select CUP journals for free under the NERL/ CUP Read & Publish Agreement accordingly:

  • You must have a publication accepted in an eligible CUP journal (Gold or Hybrid OA) within the Agreement's term of January 1, 2022- December 31, 2024.
  • Provide information about your affiliation with UGA when submitting your article for publication, and 
  • Sign a license to publish form as required by the CUP journal that is publishing your article and select your Creative Commons license. 

2. What types of works are eligible for submission under the CUP Read & Publish Agreement? 

Original research article, case report, brief report, review or rapid communication.

3. Which CUP journals can I publish my work OA for free? 

Any CUP journals that are GOLD (fully OA) or Hybrid (partially OA content). See link for current list of journals below. 

4. Does CUP require me to publish my work under a specific Creative Commons license? 

No. CUP allows you to choose your Creative Commons license. The choices are CC-BY, CC-BY-NC-SA, and CC-BY-NC-ND.

5. Can I convert a prior work I published with CUP into OA? 

Yes, provided your work was published during the term of this Agreement (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2024); you request to covert your work within the same year that it was initially published. Only the corresponding author can make that request and do so through the Payment Processing Software. 

6. Is there a limit to the number of works I can submit for OA publication during the terms of this Agreement? 

No. The number of works is uncapped as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. 

7. I am a UGA graduate student, is eligibility to publish OA under this Agreement limited to faculty? 

No. Eligibility is based on UGA affiliation not status. 

8. Is there a limit on the number of publications from UGA can be published OA during the terms of this Agreement? 

No. The number of publications is uncapped for the term of this Agreement.

Wiley Read & Publish FAQ

1. I'm a UGA author and want to publish my work in a Wiley journal, do I have to pay? 

No. UGA authors can publish in select Hybrid (partial-content Open Access) for free with some restrictions:

  • You must have a publication accepted in an eligible Wiley journal between January 1, 2022 to December 2024. 
  • Provide information about your affiliation with UGA when submitting your article for publication, and 
  • Sign a license to publish form as required by Wiley

2. What types of works are eligible for submission under the Wiley Read & Publish Agreement?

Case Study, Commentary, Data Article, Education, Lecture, Method & Protocol, Perspective, Practice and Policy, Rapid Publication, Research Article, Review Article, Short Communication, and Technical Note. 

3. Which Wiley journals can I publish my work OA for free? 

See the Select Hybrid OA journals list in the right column under Wiley Resources 

4. Does Wiley require me to publish my work under a specific Creative Commons license?

No. Wiley gives you the choice to select one license from Creative Commons options as applicable for the particular journal you are publishing in: Attribution International (CC-BY), Attribution Non-Commercial International (CC-BY-NC), Attribution Non-Derivatives International (CC-BY-NC-ND), 

5. Is there a preferred Creative Commons license I should consider, and why?

CC-BY is preferred because it has the least number of restrictions on sharing your work. Others who use your work under this license are required to acknowledge it. 

6. Can I convert my previously published non-Open Access work into Open Access?

Yes, but only within the first year of this Agreement, 2022, with other restrictions.

7. Is there a limit to the number of works I can submit for OA publication during the terms of this Agreement. 

There is not a limit on the number of works you can elect to make Open Access for you as an individual, but there is a limit on the number of articles that UGA can fund per year accordingly that Wiley calls "Article Entitlement": 

  • 230 works in 2022
  • 240 works in 2023
  • 250 works in 2024

8. I am a UGA graduate student, is eligibility to publish OA under this Agreement limited to faculty?

No. Eligibility is based on affiliation with UGA not status.